Two people have sustained injuries in an explosion in Jinja
City. The two have been identified as 21-year-old George Muyinda and 11-year-old
The two had lit fire in a pit to clear it of any
poisonous reptiles in Kyekide village in Northern City division where they
digging a latrine on Thursday when they had a terrible blast.
They were rushed
to Jinja Regional Referral hospital where they were treated and discharged. Muyinda
says they first saw huge flames from the pit followed by a deafening blast.
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Robinah Kibwika, a resident says the blast shook her house forcing her to flee
for dear life.
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Samuel Mwidhu, the Kyekide village Vice-Chairperson,
says the area of the blast was part of a military shooting range in the 1970’s,
adding that the explosive could have been left behind by soldiers during training.
Abbey Ngako, the Kiira Region police spokesperson, says they have collected
fragments from the scene of explosion for examination by the government