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One Dead, 4 Injured as Fuel Truck Catches Fire in Mbale

The accident occurred at mile 6 along Mbale- Tororo Road on Friday afternoon. The fuel tanker was burnt to ashes.
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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.

//Cue in; “Aba Boda Boda…  

Cue out…nokunonyeleza”// 

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.

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