Police are still
struggling to remove a Kenyan registered
fuel truck number; KCV 572Y that overturned at the
Nile bridge roundabout in Njeru Municipality in Buikwe district on Monday
has since been diverted to the old bridge to pave way for
the rescue efforts.
travellers who were aboard the ill-fated fuel truck sustained
serious injuries and were evacuated to Jinja Regional Referral hospital emergency unit for further
The truck has spilt fuel at the entire junction connecting
to the Nile bridge. Police officers from the fire and
rescue services unit have cordoned off the scene to avert any possible accidents,
which would result from the excessive fuel spillover.
force unit personnel and
UPDF officers have deployed
to restrict access to the
Nile bridge. Only those mandates
to secure the scene are being allowed through. Some officers are being seen
emptying the fuel truck with the aim of stopping
the oil spill to the neighbouring factories.
Raymond Musasizi, a rider
says that since the accident occurred during rush hours, it led to abnormally heavy traffic congestion
along the old bridge.
//cue in: “embela mbi…
Badiru Kitimbo, a motorist within Jinja city, says that the
roundabout area is not well levelled which has made it a black spot for endless
//cue in: “amazima gali’nti…
Meddie Ssembatya, another rider says that five
motorcyclists have been involved in serious accidents at the same
accident spot in a period of one week. Ssembatya further says that much as engineers are seen repairing
spots within the roundabout area on a daily basis, not much has been done to
//cue in: “anti kyetubadde…
Cue out…kwekumaamu awo,”.
Mary Nantaba, a first aid provider attached to the Red cross society, says that their teams have pitched camp at the scene, so
as to boost police rescue efforts.
//cue in: “what happened around…
Cue out…at the hospital,”.
Hellen Butoto, the Ssezibwa Regional police spokesperson, says that the accident victims are
out of danger. She says that police
has teamed up with other partners to
ensure that the fuel truck is removed from the scene
in the shortest time possible.