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According to information obtained by URN, the minor was killed when the blade of the mower that was being used by David Okot to cut grass flew off and hit her forehead.
02 Dec 2019 16:18
ASP Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa Region Police
A ten-yea-old girl has died in Gulu Municipality after being cut on the head by a blade from a mowing machine.  

The deceased has been identified as 10-year-old Dinah Kirabo, a resident of Forest Sub –Ward, Laroo Division in Gulu Municipality.  

She met her death on Sunday afternoon when she went to fetch water from a borehole in the neighborhood. 

According to information obtained by URN, the minor was killed when the blade of the mower that was being used by David Okot to cut grass flew off and hit her forehead.

Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police spokesperson, says Kirabo was rushed to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital and was transferred to St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor where she passed on around 11pm.

Okema, also reveals that Nyeko who had earlier on abandoned the mower and run away, turned himself in at Gulu University Police Post. He was handed over to Gulu Central Police Station. 

Okema says the deceased’s body is still lying at St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor pending post-mortem. Police are investigating a case of rash and negligence under Gulu CRB 1656/2019.