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Two children, mother injured in grenade explosion

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two children and their mother are nursing injuries sustained in a grenade explosion at Kitgum–Matidi sub county in Kitgum district. The injured have been identified as Reagan Omiya, 2yrs, his brother Ivan Mwaka, 5yrs and their mother Christine Akanyo all residents of Bobi B …

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Swellings of mobile phone batteries spell danger for users

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Mobile phone users should constantly watch for symptoms of malfunctioning batteries to avoid explosion. Mobile phone technicians at Carl Care Service Center, which provides technical support for tecno phones at Prism Building in Uganda, say most phones they receive for repair present with serious electrical …

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Sauna explosion injures five people in Naalya

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |   At least five people sustained injuries on Sunday evening during an explosion at Marco Gym and Spa next to Quality Supermarket in Kyaliwajjala, Wakiso District. Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesman Patrick Onyango says that preliminary investigations show that the explosion was caused by excessive heating of …

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Tanzania fuel tanker blast kills 64

Morogoro, Tanzania | AFP | Sixty-four people perished in Tanzania Saturday when a fuel tanker overturned and then exploded as crowds of people rushed to syphon off leaking fuel. The deadly blast, which took place near the town of Morogoro, west of the economic capital Dar es Salaam, is the latest …

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Nairobi tense after explosion wounds one Kenyan

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | An explosion wounded at least one person in central Nairobi on Saturday, a police source said, with the Kenyan capital still on edge nearly two weeks after a jihadist attack that killed 21 people. The wounded person was one of the street-cart vendors who sell …

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Several injured as massive explosion rips through Paris bakery

Paris, France | AFP | A powerful explosion destroyed a bakery in central Paris on Saturday morning, injuring several people and blowing out dozens of nearby windows after a suspected gas leak, police and AFP journalists. Around 200 firefighters were mobilised to battle the fire that broke out after the blast and rescue residents in …

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Two held over teargas explosion in Church

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police are holding two people in connection to an explosion at Kyamugamba Catholic Church in Waragaza Trading center in Kikuube district. The suspects are John Byaruhanga and Derrick Atulinda, both residents of Rwebiseke village in Butoole parish Kyangwali Sub County. The explosion occurred on …

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At least 20 casualties in London ‘terrorist’ attack

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  A van ploughed into pedestrians and several people were stabbed in central London on Saturday, leaving at least 20 casualties in what police called a “terrorist” attack days before a general election. Armed police opened fire during two “terrorist incidents” at London Bridge and …

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