Martial Tumusiime the greater Bushenyi region Police spokesperson says the incident occurred when the victim went to check on his bee hives and he decided to cut grasses around but in the process an object exploded injuring him in the stomach.
has survived with severe injuries following an explosion of a suspected
landmine in Rutooma ward Rwentuha town council Bushenyi district.
is Abraham Ruhesi, 42, a resident of Kyamagambo Cell.
Barekye the Kyamagambo LC 1 Chairperson says the incident happened this morning
as Ruhesi was slashing a place where he carries out beekeeping and in the process
he either slashed or stepped on the suspected landmine.
He says the
explosion hit him in the stomach and left leg, leaving him critically injured.
“tugwerirwe akagwe bwanyuma…//
…ogu ekintu kyabarukiramu.”//
Nabasa the Rwentuha Town Council Chairperson LC III says the explosion is suspected to have remained during the 1985 NRA bush war.
residents against tampering with anything they find in the soils and don't know.
Tumusiime, the Greater Bushenyi region Police spokesperson says the incident
occurred when the victim went to check on his bee hives and he decided to cut
grasses around and in the process an object exploded injuring his stomach.
He says he
was rushed to Kampala International University teaching hospital where he is in
says a metallic cover of what is likely to have exploded has been recovered,
two live ammunition rounds, and another unidentified object so far left at the
scene pending retrieval as inquiries continue.
Sande, the UPDF Second Division Spokesperson referred our reporter to the
regional Police Spokesperson noting that he is yet to be notified.