A minor has been confirmed dead and five others critically injured after a grenade exploded in Koboko Municipality.
Besides the death of Jamal Aliga, 14, the injured have been identified as Sharif Rogota 7, Mudashiri Raisi 10 and Habib 10 among others currently admitted at Koboko Hospital for treatment.
According to the Police, the children discovered a rusty grenade in the river and one of them tried to hit on the stone to remove the rust so that they could use it as a microphone while playing.
However, the suspected grenade started producing sound and smoke before it exploded, according to the West Nile regional police spokesperson Josephine Angucia. SP Angucia speaking…..…
She, however, cautioned the parents to advise their children to be extra vigilant with suspicious-looking metals to avoid a repeat of such incidents in the future. Mr. Elly Adriko, a Clinical Officer at Koboko Hospital says those who have been admitted to the facility are responding well to the treatment. END