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YAMBIO - 25 Feb 2021

Grenade explosion kills 1, injures 7 in Yambio

A drunk prison warden detonated a hand grenade in Yambio town of Western Equatoria State on Tuesday evening, killing himself and wounding seven other people, local authorities said.

James Augustino, the Deputy Executive Director of Yambio County, told Radio Tamazuj on Thursday that the grenade was hurled by a drunk prison warden identified as Daniel Khamis.

 “What happened is that there was a prison officer who was quarrelling with his colleague and then he ran home to take a grenade to kill his colleague who was quarrelling with him. But when he was on the way, he accidentally hurled the grenade. So, he killed himself and wounded seven other people,” Augustino explained.

According to the local official, the injured were taken to Yambio Hospital for treatment.

John Songira, the Mayor of Yambio County, appealed to members of the organized forces not to drink while carrying guns and bombs in public places.

“We are going to issue an order that any member of the organized forces found drinking alcohol in the market will be arrested. We want only those who are on duty to move with their guns,” he concluded.