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Uganda Grenade explosion: Four children killed five others injured

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KAMPALA, 18 February, 2021 (TON): On Thursday in Maaji II Refugee Settlement in Adjumani district, a grenade explosion killed four children and five other injured, the police said.

Local police in a statement said the children picked the explosive from the bush and took it home, where they were joined by other children.

The children were trying to cut the grenade with a panga when it exploded, "killing three children on spot and leaving six others in critical condition," said the statement.

After the incident, the six were rushed to the nearby health center.

More than 17,000 refugees are hosted by the Maaji II Refugee Settlement. The refugees are mainly from neighboring South Sudan as per UNHCR.

 

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