A 35 year old man on Saturday was buried alive in a sand quarry in Kiruruma Cell, Kihihi Town Council in Kanungu district.
The deceased has been identified as Alex Kimpasi, from Kancerere village in the same town council.
Eyewitnesses say Kimpasi was filling a truck when the wall of the sand tunnel collapsed, covering him underground.
Kimpasi, a casual labourer had visited his relatives who stay near by the sand mine.
Elly Maate the Kigezi region police spokesperson said the accident happened at around 1 pm and that the body was retrieved at 5.30pm.
Aidah Majembe, the aunt to the deceased said he had spent two weeks at her place but had failed to get Shs 10,000 for transport back home.
Having worked in sand mines before, Kimpasi took a job in the nearby sand quarry, where he was to be paid Shs 4.000 for each truck load of sand.