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Teenager Electrocuted in Iganga

“A woman whom we are yet to identify opened a kiosk in this area yesterday (Friday). She hired electricians to illegally connect power in her premises, which I highly think might have been the main trigger behind today’s electricity circuit,” he said.
Police condones off the accident scene.

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A teenager has been electrocuted in Iganga municipality. 17-year-old Swabili Kiliba met his death on Independence Day while cleaning a mobile money kiosk in Nkono central zone in the Northern division in Iganga town.  

Wycliffe Bamulesewa, a resident of the area says that the owner of the kiosk, who went into hiding after the incident has an illegal connection. 

“A woman whom we are yet to identify opened a kiosk in this area yesterday (Friday). She hired electricians to illegally connect power in her premises, which I highly think might have been the main trigger behind today’s electricity circuit,” he said.   

Majid Nantatya, the village chairperson says that they have registered seven serious electricity-related accidents in the past three months. 

He says that several residents in the area have opted for illegal power connections. 

He has asked residents to engage professional electricians to minimize such disastrous accidents.   

The Busoga East police spokesperson, Diana Nandawula says inquiries into the matter are ongoing.

//cue in: “investigations have commenced… 

 

Cue out…of such incidents,”.      

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