UNBS Blames Building Collapse On Poor Quality Materials

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards has today visited Kyaseka Towers, the building that collapsed on Monday afternoon killing atleast 4 people and injuring nine others along Makerere Hill Road.

John Sanyu an official from the Bureau’s Department of material testing said the materials used to construct the five storey structure were substandard.

He says the iron bars used were banned by UNBS and the contractors used more sand than cement, making the building weak.

The officials have taken some samples including iron bars, cement mixtures and stones to establish their durability and quality.

Meanwhile, the police rescue teams continue with the search for survivors. The injured continue to recieve treatment at Mulago National Referral Hospital.

Story By Damalie Mukhaye