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Herdsman killed in phone explosion in Kiruhura

What remained of the phone

What remained of the phone

A phone explosion has claimed the life of a herdsman, Godrin Mwebesa in Kiruhura district. 

Mwebesa, a resident of Rugaga cell in Kayonza parish of Kikastsi sub county met his death on Tuesday evening. Ezra Bifabusha, an eye witness says Mwebesa was viewing himself in the side mirror of a motorcycle registration number UEQ 955T belonging to Arthur Mali when the phone exploded and killed him.

It is suspected that the deceased’s phone exploded after coming in contact with the hot engine of the motorcycle. Samson Kasasiira, the Rwizi Region police spokesperson, says they are still investigating the incident.


-2 #1 Lakwena 2019-10-03 07:50
Weird isn't it? Maybe he was bewitched.

May his soul be in peace. After all to live in Uganda can be such a nuisance.
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+1 #2 karemere 2019-10-03 09:05
That is an interesting development.

Assassination by phone may have arrived in Uganda at last. It was [PROBABLY] a test-run, wasn't it?
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-2 #3 WADADA roger 2019-10-03 09:36
The story is incomplete if the guy indeed died, then it was his day to die.

The family should sue the manufacturer unless there is evidence of negligence on the part of the deceased
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+2 #4 Amooti mugi 2019-10-03 21:48
It's a good thing to know which type of fone it was....was it a Chinese made fone?
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+1 #5 Lysol 2019-10-03 23:09
Those cheap phones made in China can kill you. They overheat and the radiation can cause cancer (brain tumor).

That is why many countries have banned the Huawei and it's 5G products. Of course, the crocked and corrupt regime uses them to spy and monitor the oppositions.
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0 #6 Darligton Sakwa 2019-10-05 03:22
This is an incomplete story

It appears a false news item.
How can such a serious incident have such scanty information?
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