‘Mango kills’ Lira pupil



By Williams Moi

A primary school pupil has died after falling from a mango tree.

Innocent Okello, a former primary six (6) pupil of Arimo primary school, Lira district died at lunch hour when he climbed a mango tree to enjoy ripe ones.

The sad death happened on Tuesday after cases of famine ravaging most homes, with children badly becoming malnourished and too, breastfeeding mothers registering low quantity of breast milk.

David Elich, the Aromo sub-county LC3 chairman condemns the type of killing.

The local leader says that “no child should climb mango trees but use a long stick to pluck it during this famine season, otherwise many would die”.

Due to climate change there is a lot of hunger and anger in Lango sub-region, and many parts of the country.

In recent weeks, unconfirmed reports was that many households in Lango were peeling raw mangoes, boiling it and later pasting it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

As expected and predicted by weather experts, drought will be experienced for months to come, with advise to locals to save food they have.


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