Police speaks out on Nakaseke explosions

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By Leonard Kamugisha Akida,

NAKASEKE:

The Savannah region police has clarified on Friday’s suspected bomb explosions in Ssegalye village Ssemutto Nakaseke District.

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Yesterday, October 29, 2021, at around 1600 hours, media reports indicated that there was a suspected bomb explosion at Segalye LC1 village, Semuto Sub County, Nakaseke District killing one child on spot and two others seriously injured.

According to ASP Ssemwogerere Isaiah, the Savannah police spokes person, the explosions were due to an abandoned ordnance which children were playing with exploded and hit three of them.

He identified the children as Pius Kiwuwa, 11, who died on the spot while Michael Kiyingi, 14, and Shield Odongo, 10 months, sustained injuries.

According to Ssemwogerere, Kiyingi  was taken to hospital for treatment but died on the way while Odongo has been admitted to Bombo Military Hospital for treatment.

“The object exploded killing Pius instantly. Kiyingi and Odongo, who sustained serious injuries were rushed to Nakaseke Hospital for medical attention. But Kiyingi was pronounced dead at the hospital. Meanwhile, Odongo has been referred to Bombo Army Hospital for further medical management.” ASP Ssemwogerere said.

It is alleged the trio, all biological children of Namukasa Kalyango, were playing with the ordnance when it exploded.

According eyewitnesses, Odongo picked an object that looked like orange and started kicking it like a football. He was later joined by his brother Kiwuwa, who picked it and squeezed it with an intention of getting juice out of it.

Unfortunately, the object exploded killing Pius instantly while Kiyingi and Odongo sustained injuries.

Police says the injured juveniles were rushed to the hospital in Nakaseke for treatment but Kiyingi was later pronounced dead while Odongo has been transferred to Bombo military hospital for further treatments.

Security and police bomb squad have already cordoned the scene of the incident and recovered exhibits to help in investigations.

“The scene has been cordoned off for the team of bomb experts from Counter Terrorism examine it to establish the ordnance that exploded. We shall upon the public on the progress of the investigations.” ASP Ssemwogerere said.

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