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One Dead as Cement Truck Explodes in Ngora

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Oscar Ageca, the East Kyoga Region Police Spokesman, says that they are still gathering facts about the accident.
Cement truck and others burning along Soroti- Kumi Road. (Courtesy Photo).

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A trailer explosion has claimed the life of one person and injured several others along Soroti- Mbale Road. The accident involving a trailer carrying cement UAU 9995Y and Bajaj motorcycle UEA 230W occurred last night at Agumit Village in Mukura Sub County in Ngora district near Akello Oils.

The deceased, has been identified as Paul Aogon while the injured is Tom Ouchul, the rider of the motorcycle who is in critical condition at Ngora Fred Carr hospital.  Oscar Ageca, the East Kyoga Region Police Spokesman, says that they are still gathering facts about the accident.

He, however, notes that the driver of the trailer fled the scene immediately after the accident. He explains that preliminary findings indicate that the truck burst in flames shortly after the driver ran away. It is not yet clear how the trailer loaded with cement caught fire on the road.

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The police are currently recording statements at the scene.