One person died and four others were injured after a fuel truck caught fire in Mbale District. The accident occurred at mile 6 along Mbale- Tororo Road on Friday afternoon.
According to eyewitnesses, a Boda Boda rider who was from Stabex Fuel Station
entered the road over speeding. The driver of the trailer who was travelling from Kenya tried to avoid knocking the rider, but lost control, and overturned several times.
One person was burnt beyond recognition and four others were injured and rushed to Mbale hospital.
The Elgon regional police spokesperson Rogers Taitika said that the accident could have been avoided if the cyclist had not entered the road overspeeding.
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A rescue team from the Uganda Police and the Red Cross rushed to the scene to
put off the fire. Traffic was
also temporarily diverted traffic to other roads to avoid more casualties.
Kirinya Ayubu is the URN Bureau Chief of Elgon/Bukedi Sub Regions . He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Islamic University in Uganda and a Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology from the same University.