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Blast Injures Three Children in Agago

The Sub-County LC III Chairperson, Simon Oromakecha identifies the minors as Charles Samuel Okidi, Sam Onyango and John Oloya, all below 12-years of age. He says that three children are receiving treatment at Dr. Ambrosali Hospital Kalongo in Kalongo Town Council.

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Three children in Agago district are nursing injuries they sustained in an explosion from an explosive they were playing with. The incident happened on Tuesday around 2 pm in Admii village, Alwee parish in Agengo Sub-County. 

The Sub-County LC III Chairperson, Simon Oromakecha identifies the minors as Charles Samuel Okidi, Sam Onyango and John Oloya, all below 12-years of age. He says that three children are receiving treatment at Dr. Ambrosali Hospital Kalongo in Kalongo Town Council. 

He explains that the minors picked an unexploded ordinance from the nearby bush at Ywewii trading centre in Alwee parish and hid it for two days from their parents. He says that Okidi lost two fingers while Onyango and Oloya sustained injuries on their tummies. 

Oromakecha says that two other unexploded ordinances are still stuck in the ground posing a threat to the residents. Susan Akany, the Agago Resident District Commissioner, says it is unfortunate that the minors were injured by the ordinance.

She says that a team of experts will visit the place to carry out further investigations to establish what could have happened. Northern has several unexploded ordinances left behind following years of insurgency in the region.