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Fuel Tanker Explodes, Driver Escapes Unhurt

Oil truck explodes

A fuel tanker exploded on Wednesday night along the Kampala-Masaka highway. Police spokesperson, Emilian Kayima, says the fuel tanker registration number UAX 761V exploded minutes after it overturned at Kavule in Mpigi District.

He says preliminary investigations show that the fuel tanker that was destined for Mbarara overturned when the driver attempted to avoid a head-on collision with a Kampala bound Fuso truck registration number UAY 373W.

The fuso truck was also burnt. Kayima says only truck driver identified as Muhammad Muga was injured critically and rushed to Mengo hospital where he is admitted. “The driver of the fuel tanker and turn man are safe. Their identities will be soon given,” Kayima said.

He says a team from the Police Fire and Rescue services has maintained its presence at the scene.

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