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Two Injured in Jinja Explosion

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.
The blast accident victims recieving treatment from their home.

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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 Wilson Muwayi.

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 forensic department.

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