UPDF marines kill 2, injure 14 in Semliki

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Soldiers attached to Fisheries Department on Sunday shot and killed two people as well as injuring 14 others.

The soldiers, according to the report, fired live bullets while chasing fish mongers in Tooro Semliki game reserve.

Police Spokesperson for Rwenzori West region, Lydia Tumushabe, told Daily Monitor one person was shot in the head while another died after the driver of the truck lost control and it overturned several times.

She said the UPDF fisheries enforcement team were pursuing people who were on a lorry suspected to be taking immature fish to Tooro Semliki game reserve at about 3.30pm on September 22, 2019.

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The bodies were taken to Fort Portal regional hospital mortuary for post-mortem.

The injured were admitted to different hospitals and clinics in Karugutu trading centre and Fort Portal regional referral hospital.

One person Abib Togif Swaleh was shot in the head as per the post mortem report we got yesterday (Tuesday).

The wreckage of the Fuso truck Reg No UAY 268 N was still parked at the scene of crime by Wednesday.

One of the victims was buried at Nyahuka in Bundibugyo District while the other was buried at Karugutu in Ntoroko District.

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