Policeman accidentally shots self, colleague after rifle fires 40 times

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Two policemen are recovering in hospital after one of them accidentally shot himself as well as his colleague while on duty.

The two are admitted at Manda Naval Base in Lamu County as well as are said to be in stable condition as they wait for specialised treatment.

According to police report, one policeman who was relieving his colleague through sentry duties on Sunday evening tripped as well as fell down, prompting his general-purpose machine gun to start firing.

within the event, he accidentally shot himself severally on his left thigh fracturing the item completely. He also shot his colleague on the back as well as abdomen.

At least 40 rounds of ammunition were discharged within the accident.

Police are yet to confirm whether the injuries were gunshots or ricochets through the wall.

The accident happened in Bodhai, Garissa county.

Bodhai clinical officer conducted first aid at the scene to stop bleeding as well as later the two were transferred to Bodhai junction KDF medical facility as well as later to Manda Naval Base.

Police are conducting an investigation on the incident.

Police officers serving within the North Eastern region are allowed to carry automatic weapon.

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Policeman accidentally shots self, colleague after rifle fires 40 times

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