Md. Teen Injured in Uganda Bombings

Monday, Jul 12, 2010  |  Updated 4:09 PM EDT
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Md. Teen Injured in Uganda Bombings

Emily Kerstetter

A 16-year-old girl from Maryland was among those hurt in terrorist bombings in Uganda Sunday.

A family friend said Monday that Emily Kerstetter, of Ellicott City, Md., was at a restaurant in the capital city of Kampala with her grandmother's church group from Pennsylvania when the blasts occurred, WMAR-TV in Baltimore reported.

The friend wouldn't describe the girl's injuries but said she is being flown to a trauma center in Johannesburg, South Africa, for more tests.

Emily's grandmother, Joanne Kerstetter, of Selinsgrove, Pa., suffered a broken arm in the blast but is well enough to accompany Emily to Johannesburg, family friend Nikki Liskovec said.

Emily's parents planned to leave Monday evening for Africa, Liskovec said.

Emily is a rising junior at Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville. She and her grandmother were participating in missionary work, WBAL-TV reported. The Rev. Peter Mutabazi died in the explosion, according to the mission's website.


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