WA mine worker dies in Uganda

A West Australian mine worker has died at a hotel in Uganda.

Christopher David Kirkman, 30, had been working at a gold mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo and was en-route home to Australia.

Uganda police Metropolitan spokesman Patrick Onyango told AAP that Kirkman arrived at Entebbe airport in Uganda, booked into the hotel and later collapsed in his room.

On his Facebook page, Kirkam wrote that he had missed a flight and was planning a “big night”.

Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was providing assistance to Kirkman’s family.

A post-mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

Kirkman had been working at the Kibali Gold Project as a fitter.

Image: ABC

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