Ntungamo District Health Officer, Dr Richard Bakamuturaki has died after collapsing in a sauna at a hotel in Ntungamo district.

The district acting deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Mr. Fedelis Kiiza confirmed the sad news last evening and said the now late Dr Bakamuturaki collapsed after allegedly suffocating in the sauna at Ankole Resort Hotel where he had gone with friends at about 5:30pm.

Mr. Kizza says he was taken to Amazing Grace Clinic for first aid but later pronounced dead at the private health facility.

The body was later taken to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital for postmortem.

Dr Bakamuturaki, 48, became Ntungamo DHO in 2012, replacing Dr John Karikwisya who retired in 2010. He survived with a wife and two children. May his soul rest in peace. END

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