Herdsman reportedly killed in cell phone explosion

This is what became of the phone after explosion. Photo courtesy of Daily Monitor

Reports say that a phone explosion has claimed the life of a herdsman in Kiruhura district in Western Uganda.

This is what became of the phone after explosion. Photo courtesy of Daily Monitor

According to the Daily Monitor, Godrin 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 through a side mirror of a motorcycle when the phone exploded and killed him.

It is suspected that the deceased’s phone exploded after coming into contact with the hot engine of the motorcycle.

Samson Kasasiira, the Rwizi Region Police spokesperson, says they are still investigating the matter to ascertain what exactly could have happened.

He advised residents to take precautionary measures when handling such devices as phones to avoid such disasters that could have otherwise been prevented.