One person is reportedly shot dead at the construction site Karuma Hydro power project.
According to Brig. Richard Karemire, the Spokesperson for Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) one person has passed on after being hit by a stray bullet.
Brig. Karemire says as routine of security checks of over 6,000 local workers at Karuma Hydro Project, today June 25, 2018, one of the workers was found hiding unauthorized construction materials with intention to sneaking them out.
“On attempt to apprehend him, he mobilized fellow workers against the guards causing a stampede and obstructing their work. In the ensuing fracas, a stray bullet hit the yet unidentified worker attached to the Safety Department who passed on while being taken to hospital,”
He noted that the situation is under control after 20 workers were arrested and detained at Kiryandongo Police Station to lead in the investigation.
“We commiserate with the family of the deceased and security agencies have started their investigations over this unfortunate incident,” He said in a statement published on his social media platform.