"We were tasked to ferry jerrycans of acid from the parking yard to the distillery plant on Tuesday. However, two of them burst and the acid spilled on us,” he said. Adding that, “The boss looked on and didn't bother giving us any first aid.”
Capt. George Musinguzi, the UPDF spokesperson in Busoga sub-region says that the contacts have been grouped basing on their closeness with the victim during her stay at the barracks in order to ease monitoring by the standby health team stationed in the barracks premises.
The victim is a wife to a Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF soldier, who travelled to the barracks to nurse her ailing husband on Tuesday. The soldier whose identities have been withheld is reported to have suffered a mental breakdown and was admitted in the barrack’s health facility.