An explosion in Mbarara city that killed two people and left others hospitalized was not a bomb, according to security.
After reports that a suspected bomb explosion had gone off in Chinatown, Kisenyi, Kizungu cell in Mbarara city on Tuesday morning, many people became fearful.
However, security has clarified that a gas cylinder that exploded causing the explosion, rather than a bomb as initially reported.
The resident City Commissioner, Col James Mwesigye, clarified that after a thorough investigation, they discovered that the gas cylinder caused the explosion.
He also confirmed that two people died as a result of the blast.
Policy, on the other hand, urged the public to remain vigilant and security conscious, particularly during the holiday season.
Police in addition issued a statement following the explosion which follows;
“@RwijaeSamson “We have registered an incident of gas explosion in Kisenyi Mbarara City, which claimed lives of two people yet to be identified.”
Three people were left with serious injuries. They include Kamusiime Gashom and Tumwebaze John who are admitted at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital for treatment. It’s alleged the explosion happened at a scrap metal shop where they were trying to cut the gas cylinder.
It exploded, killing the two instantly. Our teams from Mbarara Central Police Station have cordoned off the scene and the bodies of the deceased were conveyed to Mbarara Referral Hospital for postmortem.”
It’s just few days back when Uganda experienced a trageddy of twin bombings in the capital. This left 3 people dead and many hospitalised with severe injuries. The bombers, who also died in the explosion are allegedly from ADF terrorists in Dr. Congo.
The government of Uganda however with the police have arrested many people following this explosion and many killed in the pursuit.
In conclusion, we pray for those injured to have a quick recovery. To those that died however, we pray that they Rest In Peace.