Relatives take the remains of one of the person who died during the riots(photo by Ayubu Kirinya)

The death toll of the people who have died in the city riots has hit 49.

37 out of the 49 are bodies that have been recorded at the City mortuary and 12 of them are patients that died at Mulago Referral Hospital since Wednesday.

According to David Niwamanya, the Mulago National Referral Hospital Principal Administrator, 3 of the 12 died in the last 24 hours.

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Niwamanya said that some of the patients died on arrival at the hospital and others died in the process of operating them to remove the bullets.

Dr. Moses Byaruhanga, the police pathologist, said the City mortuary has received 37 bodies and they have been claimed by relatives except 6 which are still lying at the Mortuary yet to be claimed.

He said they are still analyzing to come up with a comprehensive report for what could have been the cause of death for each person.

The deaths arise from the continuing riots that sprouted out in different parts of Kampala city on Wednesday following the arrest of the National Unity Platform (NUP) party President Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu while on campaigning trail in Luuka district.