Uganda – Man dies during LDU recruitment in Lira City

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Youths seeking conscription into the LDU showed up in large numbers on Wednesday at Lira barracks, Lira City. PHOTO / ISAAC OTWII

By Isaac Otwii

A 28-year old man has died Wednesday during the Local Defense Unit (LDU) recruitment exercise in Lira City.

The deceased identified as Solomon Amone, a resident of Lira City was among hundreds of youth who turned up this morning for the recruitment exercise at Lira barracks.

Maj Flavia Telemulungi, the 5th Division UPDF spokesperson says the deceased collapsed during the physical exercise and was later pronounced dead from the treatment ground.

She said the process of conducting a medical examination on the deceased is underway to ascertain if he had any underlying conditions.

During the recruitment exercise, candidates are required to undergo a physical test of a 5km run before they are taken into other phases of the exercise.

The Lira City Commissioner, Lawrence Egole said the deceased’s family has been informed about the incident. Advertisement

“It is very unfortunate that we lost one of our own during this exercise. We have identified as the body and we have taken the body to Lira regional referral hospital for postmortem examination,” says Mr Egole.

The in the three districts of Lira, Dokolo, and Alebtong is targeting at least 250 youth from the region in the nationwide exercise that seeks to have about 10,000 LDUs who will then be deployed in different parts of the country in avid to boost the force and security of the nation.

Source Daily Monitor.

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