A 40-year-old man has plunged to his death from a jackfruit tree he had climbed while digging in a garden on Sunday.
The Ssezibwa Police Spokesperson, Ms. Hellen Butoto, identified the deceased as Mr. Robert Ojambo, a resident of Market Zone, Njeru Municipal Council in Buikwe District.
According to Ms. Butoto, the deceased was a casual laborer who had been contracted to weed a sweet potato garden by one Abbas Gidudu.
“He became hungry and decided to climb the jackfruit tree but unfortunately missed a step and fell to his death,” Ms. Butoto said.
The area LC Chairperson, Mr. Zubairi Wandego, said some children informed him of the presence of a man under the jackfruit tree who ‘looked’ dead and when he reached the scene, he made a confirmation.
Ms. Butoto added that the body of the deceased was taken to Jinja Regional Referral Hospital for an autopsy before being handed over to relatives for burial.