Australian dies travelling home from Africa

AN Australian man has dropped dead in a Ugandan hotel, on transit back home.

Local police identified the victim as Christopher David Kirkman, 30, of Western Australia.

“The information we have so far gathered is that Kirkman was working in a goldmine in Democratic Republic of Congo,” Uganda police Metropolitan spokesman Patrick Onyango told AAP on Thursday.


Mr Onyango said Mr Kirkman arrived at Entebbe airport in Uganda, booked into the hotel and later collapsed in his room.

A post-mortem will be carried out while the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is assisting his family.