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Turn man burnt to death as fuel tanker catches fire in Tororo


Turn man burnt to death as fuel tanker catches fire in Tororo

One person has been confirmed dead while another is suspected to have escaped with injuries following an accident that occurred this morning in Tororo.

According to the police, the accident which happened at about 0720/C, involved fuel tank reg. No. KAV 697Z(Engine) and Tank ZB 7063, which was travelling from Malaba border post en route to Kampala.

It is alleged that the driver of the tanker lost control at Uganda College of Commerce in Amagoro “B” Cell, overturned and hit the electric poles of three phase lines, and the wall fence of the World food program Tororo Hub warehouse before catching fire.

An eyewitness identified as Mugabi Benard who was jogging told the police that the driver was not overspeeding when the accident happened and that he struggled to control the vehicle in vain.

IP Mugwe Johnson Moses the Ag. PRO Bukedi South Region says that witnesses told them that the driver managed to escape with injuries while the Turn man got entangled therein and burnt beyond recognition.

“Territorial Police was informed and we managed to respond timely, fire and rescue team, Operational, and traffic, worked tiresomely to put off the fire, which could consume the neighbouring installations like the WFP house hub. We are yet to ascertain from URA the type of fuel the tanker carried, and its final destination,” says Mugwe.

He appealed to road users to follow the Traffic and Road Safety Regulations.

Sarah K. Biryomumaisho is a Multimedia journalist (Broadcast & Writing) with 11 years of experience. She holds a Diploma in Business Administration from Makerere Business Institute and a Certificate in Media Management from Women in News. She completed a Course in Wikimedia in 2020, making her one of the very few Wikipedia Editors in the country. She also has a certificate in Gender Justice Reporting from The International Women's Media Foundation, IWMF. She has worked with a number of media houses including 6 Radio stations, most recently Galaxy fm 100.2 & Radio 4. She has worked with Andariya Magazine as a writer. Sarah worked as a Digital Communications consultant for the newly revived Uganda Airlines and is also a Digital enthusiast. She owns a Media Organization called TheUgPost that publishes in Uganda and has a global reach. Twitter;

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