Explosive kills one, injures two in Nakaseke district

In Summary
  • One person died as he hit the explosive
  • Two injured are undergoing treatment
  • Explosive was picked as scrap
UPDF Soldiers and Policemen at the scrap metal workshop where more explosive devices were found
UPDF Soldiers and Policemen at the scrap metal workshop where more explosive devices were found
Image: Uganda Radio Network

One person has died on spot in grenade explosion and , two others were rushed to Nakaseke hospital for treatment

The deceased has been identified as Mandela Alfred 24 years while those undergoing treatment are  Anthony Asiimwe  and Tukwasibwe Nelson all residents of Kapeeka central village, Kapeeka subcounty in Nakaseke district.

According to Isa Ssemogerere Savannah region police spokesman the incident occurred Thursday afternoon  at the home of Mr. Robert Tumwete, a scrap business dealer in  Kapeeka who is on run. It’s alleged that the deceased had collected scrap objects containing an  unexplored Explosive ordinance from an unknown place.

Ssemogerere says the preliminary finding indicates that the deceased was hitting the  ordinance which exploded and killed him instantly.

The Uganda People’s Defense Forces and Police have recovered two more explosive devices at a scrap metal workshop in Kapeeka trading centre, Nakaseke district.

Moses Ssenfuma the LCIII Chairperson of Kapeeka sub-county says that it believed the unexploded bombs could have been left behind by fighters of the National Resistance Army during 1981-1986 or trainers at Peace Support Operations centre at Singo Military Barracks.

Bomb experts from the Peace Support Operations center at Singo Military Barracks and Policemen commanded by District Police Commander Ben Nuwamanya Kashumbusha rushed to the scene. 

The bomb experts  picked two devices that were suspected to be bombs and wrapped them in polythene bags as exhibits.

Nakaseke District Police Commander Ben Nuwamanya Kashumbusha says that they have called the Bomb Squad from Kampala to carry out further investigation into the scrap metal workshop over fears that more explosives could be kept the

Additional reporting  by URN