Blast kills scrap metal dealer in central Uganda

An explosion has killed at least one person and injured two others in a small town in the central Ugandan district of Nakaseke, about two hours from the capital Kampala.

Eyewitnesses at the scene have told the BBC that the device was in a pile of scrap metal, and the blast killed the scrap metal dealer who was heating it to melt it.

Police have cordoned off the scene and have started investigations into the source of the explosive device.

A police spokesperson told the BBC that they believe the device might have been an old unexploded bomb.

Nakaseke is part of the Luweero Triangle, where most of the war that brought President Yoweri Museveni to power in the 1980s was fought.

In the past, remnants of explosive devices have killed or injured people in the region.

This blast comes less than a month after two separate explosions in the country killed two people and injured several others.

Authorities blamed the October attacks on the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a rebel group based in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


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