Bomb in Nakaseke District

One Dies On Spot in Another Bomb Blast Which Claimed Two Lives

Another bomb blast yesterday claimed two lives of children where one died on spot and left another sustained injuries after a suspected bomb exploded at Ssegalye village, Semuto Sub County in Nakaseke District.

The deceased are Pius Kiwuwa, 11 years older, and Micheal Kiyingi, 14 years old, while a 10-month old Shield Odong survived with injuries according to the Police.

Mr Daniel Ssepuuya the area LC1 chairman said that the bomb exploded at about 4pm on Friday after the children picked it from the unidentified place and started playing with it.

He said that by the time of the blast, the mother of the children was away in Lugazi municipality looking after her sick mother whereas the father was at work in Luwero District.

Mr Isah Ssemwogerere, the Savannah Regional Police Spokesperson confirmed the incident saying one of the victims picked an object that looked like an orange and started kicking it like a football, and it exploded when the colleagues joined him and started squeezing it with the intention of getting juice from it.

“Kiwuwa died on spot while Kiyingi breathed his last on reaching Nakaseke Hospital. Odongo was admitted to Bombo Military Hospital for treatment,” he said.

The incident follows two bomb blasts by suspected ADF terrorists that have claimed the lives of two people where one person was killed at Digida Pork Joint in Komamboga, and another died in a Swift bus explosion at Lungala in Mpigi along Kampala-Masaka Highway

A team of bomb experts from the Counter-Terrorism Unit established the type of ordnance that exploded.

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