What Caused the Death of Makerere Student in Her Room?

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Fear gripped Makerere University students when one of their fellow students died in her hostel room.

Patricia Ochola Erik, a student from the College of Education and External Studies was found dead in her room at one of the university halls of residence.

Ochola, a daughter to a retired police officer Christ Otim Erik from Otuke District, was a first year student pursuing a bachelor’s of Arts with Education, and awaiting to sit for her end of second semester exams that commence next week.

According to Sharifah Kiranda, one of the residents at Africa Hall, said she learned about Ochola’s death yesterday in the morning.

“She died in the night and by the time she was taken to the hospital she had already passed on,” said Kiranda.

She added that Ochola was suspected to have had epilepsy, a condition that could have been the cause of her death.

When her roommates saw her condition, they immediately called their colleagues and warden who also called the ambulance to take her to the university hospital but she had already died.

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