By Prossy Namiiro
Two children have died and another survived with injuries in Ssegalye village, Semuto Sub County in Nakaseke District after a suspected bomb blasted on Friday Afternoon.
Police has identified the victims as Micheal Kiyingi, 14, Pius Kiwuwa, 11, and Shield Odong, 10 months who survived with injuries.
According to Mr Daniel Ssepuuya, the area LC1 chairman of Ssegalye, the explosion happened at about 4pm on Friday after the children picked it from the unidentified place and started playing with it.
He revealed that by the time of explosion, the mother of the children was away in Lugazi municipality attending to her sick mother while 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. 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.
Our investigators have already documented the scene, recorded witness statements, and recovered exhibits to aid the investigations. The scene has been cordoned off for a thorough search and examination by a team of bomb experts from the Counter-Terrorism Unit and further establish the type of ordnance that exploded. We shall update the public on the progress of the investigations,” Mr Isah said.
The blast follows two explosions, one at Digida pork joint in Komamboga and another in a swift bus that happened along Kampala-Masaka Highway. The past bomb blasts claimed the lives of two people and left many nursing injuries.
They are suspected to be actions of the ADF terrorists.