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Fuel Tanker Bursts in Flames

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.
Fire fighters seen at the accident scene.

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A transnational fuel trailer exploded into flames on Saturday morning in Butende village, Ibulanku sub county in Bugweri district along the Iganga-Bugiri highway.

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 public. 

//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 neighboring communities. 

//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 ongoing.

For now has been diverted to the Mbale-Tirinyi road as a means of minimizing inconveniences experienced by other road users. 

//cue in: “so, today, early… 

Cue out…road in front,”.  

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