MASINDI – A Briton collapsed to death in her guest room at Masindi hotel in the wee hours of Monday – police authorities have confirmed.
The deceased has been identified as Katelia Khushid Banu, 37 in an incident that happened at around 12:00am on Monday.
A worker at the hotel, on condition of anonymity explained that the deceased checked into Masindi hotel together with her nine relatives around 8:00pm on Sunday after travelling from Kampala as tourists from the United Kingdom.
After clearance from the hotel management, the deceased reportedly entered her room No. 11 where she would spend the night. However, at around 11:30 pm her relatives who were still outside – heard her screaming for help from the bathroom – responding swiftly and found her on the floor.
She reportedly told them that she had taken a shower and slid on the floor shortly after dressing up. Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson said that after the incident, Banu’s relatives supported her to sit outside with them before asking them to take her back to her room, where she collapsed and died.
He said the deceased and her relatives had travelled to Uganda on January 16, 2023 – spent some time in Kampala until January 29, 2023 – when they travelled to Masindi.
According to Hakiza, the deceased’s body has been conveyed to the city mortuary pending a post-mortem.
In April 2022, an Indian national also died in a guest house in Kikuube district.
The deceased was identified as 40-year-old Mike Sultan, a resident of Hoima city. His lifeless body was found lying in his room in Kasonga guest house in Kasonga village, Kasonga parish in Kyangwali sub-county.
Preliminary information then showed that the deceased travelled to Kyangwali to supply his clients with various items that included soap, cooking oil, sugar, biscuits, and salt among others. He checked in the guest around 6:30 pm after supplying the merchandise.
The guesthouse management became suspicious when he failed to wake up the following morning and was compelled to check what was happening only to find him lying dead on his bed.
Meanwhile – Police in Arua, registered an incident of sudden death, where a one Ali Musstafa, 25, and businessman of OZU cell, Kenya ward in Arua, sustained a respiratory failure during a love making session, with his girlfriend, Adania Ratio, at Avenue lodge in Arua City at around 9:00pm on the January 25. The victim collapsed and died in the room.
“The girl friend alerted the hotel management, who immediately alerted the police at Arua……. no trace of drugs, poison or other body influences was recovered at the scene,” confirmed Fred Enanga – the Police Spokesman, adding that death during consensual sex, could be a result of a number of causes – including physical strain of the activity or unusual extenuating circumstances.
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