Police in Aswa River Region have registered an increase in death by drowning after six fatalities were posted last week especially in Acholi Sub-region.
David Ongom Mudong, the Aswa River Region police spokesperson said they have so far received six cases of death arising from drowning in just a period of one week which has become a matter of community concerns.
The latest incident was reported on Monday at Gulu Central Police Station under DEF 14/2021 where a 12-year juvenile identified as Isaac Mugisha drowned at River Aswa on Sunday.
It is alleged that the deceased and 4 other juveniles went swimming in the river in the village of Awalaboro.
Mr. Alex Ojera,55, and Fabin Mugisha,24, drowned at Aguru Stream and Dog-Aswa in Lungulu Sub-county in Nwoya District respectively among others.
David Ongom Mudong, the Aswa River Region police spokesperson said they have realized that most of the victims of drowning are basically the children who go for swimming while the old people are those who try to cross water bodies while drunk.
According to the Police Publicity, the current heavy rainfall across the region has filled up various seasonal rivers and swamps including water ponds and streams that have emerged in surroundings. ENDS