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Ugandan policeman killed by helicopter during flight rehearsal

Ugandan policeman killed by helicopter during flight rehearsal


A Ugandan police officer died on Thursday after he was hit by a police helicopter during flight rehearsal at the Entebbe Airport.

Police spokesperson Asan Kasingye confirmed to local media Daily Monitor that officer Richard Kaweesa, who works with the Counter-terrorism tactical unit, was hit by a helicopter that was landing at the airport after jumping from another that was in the air during rehearsals.

He added that the officer was rushed to a hospital in Kampala where he was pronounced dead.

This incident occurred two days after the burial of Ugandan police spokesperson Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Andrew Felix Kaweesi who was murdered together with his bodyguard and driver last week by unknown assailants in Kampala.

The Uganda Police Force has decided to provide extra protection – bullet proof vests – to senior police officials and their entourage.

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