Two injured as fuel tank explodes along Mbarara-Kabale Road
Two people have been injured in a fuel tanker explosion that occurred this morning when the truck overturned, exploded and burnt to ashes.
The incident happened at around 11:00hrs on Holy Thursday at Kabaraga along Mbarara-Kabale highway when motor vehicle reg no SSD 775Q loaded fuel tank from Kampala to Kabale BAJ fuel station Rwakaraba driven by one only known as Bruhan, failed to negotiate a sharp corner, and knocked an electric pole on the opposite side which sparked the fire, overturned, exploded and burnt.
According to Ip Elly Maate, PRO Kigezi, fire brigade, and traffic teams were notified, rushed to the scene and put down the fire.
Maate says the fuel tank had about 300,000 litres of fuel worth millions of shillings.
The driver and turn man survived with injuries and are currently admitted at Kabale referral hospital.