Australian dies from fake drugs
18 October 2014, 11:23
Kampala - Police in Uganda have said that an Australian national, Christopher David Kirkman, died from an overdose of a drug in Entebbe town Wednesday night.
After landing at Entebbe airport from Democratic Republic of Congo, Kirkman and his colleague reportedly booked hotel rooms and then went out for a drink.
While at the pub, they met a conman who sold them fake drugs which they took and later collapsed.
Police have arrested the man suspected to be responsible for selling the drugs to them.
Kirkman reportedly died after collapsed in his hotel room. His fellow Australian also fell unconscious outside his hotel room and was rushed to Entebbe hospital.
Police, for diplomatic reasons, have refused to reveal the name of the second Australian who escaped death by whisker.
They also refused to reveal the names of the arrested man beacuse it may affect their investigations.
Uganda metropolitan police spokesman, Patrick Onyango said, ''Our preliminary investigations indicate that the Australian died from a drug overdose because he also suffered from hypertension. We have arrested the man believed to have sold the drug to the deceased.''
This is not the first time foreigners were duped and sold fake drugs which lead to their collapse. About two years ago, a South African female celebrity lost consciousness after taking such drugs in Entebbe town.
Kirkman, 30, was working in a mine in Democratic Repobulic of Congo. He was on his way to Australia when he met his death.
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