Grief engulfed residents of Pajengo Village Got Apwoyo Sub, County in Nwoya district, after a -five -year old child Jonathan Owachgiu’s body was found in the nearby stream.
It is alleged that, the deceased went with other children to the stream to collect water and he slipped off and drowned.
The mother to the deceased, Ms Beatrice Ayot, by the time she reached the stream the child could not be saved.
“We tried giving him first aid by pressing his stomach, but only bubbles could come out of his mouth”.
Mr Michael Oyat , District probation Officer Nwoya appealed to parents to stop sending young children to collect water from the streams, adding that it is dangerous since many cannot fight for themselves when the problem arises.
So far, four cases of children dying as a result of drowning in the last one year have been reported in the district.