A Para Military police officer has died while his wife is nursing injuries after a pit latrine they were bathing from collapsed on them due to a heavy downpour.
And Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja says he is saddened by the untimely and sadden death of Sergeant McGregory Jere.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo revealed in a statement that the incident happened yesterday, around 22:00 hours.
She said the victims were rescued by members of the public and the fire Brigade who rushed them to Matero Level one Hospital where sergeant McGregory Jere aged 33 was pronounced dead while his wife is admitted to the same Hospital.
And Katongo said the body of the deceased is in the mortuary awaiting post-motem while police have opened an enquiry in the matter.