Mulawa Waiswa, a resident within the area says that the crash has resulted into panic within their community and most of the parents have resolved to locking up their children inside the houses, as a means of deterring them from being exposed to the accident scene.
A transnational fuel trailer exploded into flames on Saturday morning in Butende village, Ibulanku sub county in Bugweri district along the Iganga-Bugiri
It is reported that the trailer was ferrying diesel from Kenya to Kampala.
The trailer which burst into flames at around 9:00am has been burnt beyond recognition. However the driver and the other two passengers on board were
rescued uninjured. The trio have since fled from the accident scene.
Eye witnesses say the driver was driving recklessly at a very high speed
and after overtaking a sugarcane truck that had been ahead of him, the
brakes failed, ending in the trailer overturning and bursting into flames.
Mawazi Kawolo, the area L.C.1 chairperson says that their village is volatile with several youths fond of looting from transnational trailers
involved in accidents.
He says the the delayed arrival of fire fighters to respond to
the crash made it hard for them to secure it from members of
//cue in: “tufunyemu…
Cue out…obuvunanizibwa bwayo,”//
Farouk Wagabaza, a cyclist within the area says the area residents mobilized themselves
to station temporary barricades, which deterred the fire from spreading to
//cue in: “emotoka eno…
Cue out…titufunye kumaali,”. //
Mulawa Waiswa, a resident within the area says that the crash has resulted into panic within their community and most of the parents have
resolved to locking up their children inside the houses, as a means of
deterring them from being exposed to the accident scene.
//cue in: “ekizibu…
Cue out…ei’Iganga,”. //
The Busoga east’s acting regional traffic officer, Emmanuel
Kakoza says that efforts of clearing the burning wreck from the middle of the road are still
For now has been diverted to the Mbale-Tirinyi road as a means
of minimizing inconveniences experienced by other road users.