Thursday, October 19, 2006


Artillery round melted for scrap kills two

`Two people were killed and seven seriously wounded in Uganda when an artillery round blew up as a man tried to melt it down for scrap metal, police said on Saturday.

Police cordoned off the area where the shell was found, searching for other munitions after the incident, which happened on Thursday in Amuria, a remote part of the once war-ravaged eastern Teso region.

“We understand this man picked up a shell and tried to melt it for scrap. He put it in the fire and it exploded,” Francis Agwoka, acting police chief for the region, told Reuters by telephone.’

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