Transport along Kabale-Katuna border road was on Saturday morning
paralyzed after a fuel tanker was involved in an accident at Nyakasharara village
in Kicumbi parish, Kamuganguzi sub county, Kabale district and exploded.
The incident happened at around 06:00AM, according to
locals.Paul Ojara and Richard
Tumushabe, eye witnesses, told our reporter that the fuel tanker was heading to
Kigali-Rwanda from Mombasa-Kenya. They
say that the driver, who could have failed to control the vehicle, came hooting
as he drove at a very high speed.
They added that in the process, the yet to be identified
driver failed to negotiate a sharp corner at Nyakasharara and the vehicle
rolled, immediately bursting into flames.
They however say that the
driver and turn boy managed to get out unhurt and fled.
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By Press time, police fire brigade attached to Kabale
central police station was putting off the fire. Police were yet to release a
Our reporter was also unable
to identify the registration number of the fuel tanker since it had been burnt beyond recognition.
In August 2023, a Trailer registration number UAS 134R
carrying World Food Programme maize flour caught fire leaving tons amounting to
millions burnt to ashes at the Uganda-Rwanda border of Katuna.
In April 2022, a fuel tanker, registration
number, SSD 775Q that was on its way from Kampala to deliver fuel to Baj petrol
station Rwakaraba, in Northern Division in Kabale town rolled down Kabaraga
hills and burst into flames at Kirengere in Kyanamira sub-county, Kabale
district along the Mbarara-Kabale highway injuring two people.
In December 2012, a fuel tanker registration number KAW
879W/ZC401 from Nakuru in Kenya exploded in the same area killing the driver,