Kelvin Atugonza a son to Julius Kugonza a resident of Kiryanga cell in Nyangahya division Masindi Municipality was allegedly killed after an object he picked exploded cutting off his hands and crushed out his intestines. He died instantly causing panic among area residents.
Police has revealed that a hand grenade exploded and killed a seven-year-old
boy in Masindi district on Sunday.
Kelvin Atugonza, a son to Julius Kugonza, a
resident of Kiryanga cell in Nyangahya division, Masindi Municipality was
allegedly killed after an object he picked from the garden exploded cutting off his hands and
parts of his body.
The incident occurred as Atugonza was going
to plant sugarcane in the family garden.
Deo Obura, the Albertine region police
Commander (RPC) told Uganda Radio Network (URN) on Tuesday that police and Uganda Peoples Defense forces - UPDF bomb squad operatives were dispatched
to the area to find out what caused the death of the seven year old boy.
He says after carrying out investigations, the bomb squad found out that the child was killed by a hand
grenade that had been buried under the ground. He says the grenade had stayed
in the area for long and had started rusting.
Obura warned Masindi residents to be security
conscious and desist from playing with any objects they come across in
their gardens without alerting security operatives.