In Fort portal—–
One person died on spot and six others were injured last evening in a fire that broke out in Fort Portal town, Kabarole district.
The incident happened at around 9 pm at Town Centre near the bus park in Fort Portal town where a truck carrying fuel in jerry cans and plastic drums caught fire killing one person on spot and injuring six others.
According to Kabarole District Police Commander Kanyesigye Jamal, the truck registration number UAW 038N was carrying fuel from a yet be established source to Kyenjonjo district when all of a sudden it caught fire. The investigation into the cause of the fire outbreak is ongoing.
One car belonging to Arinaitwe Raymond was burnt, a motorcycle, three shops were destroyed completely and five others partially burnt.
The deceased has been identified as Mwesigye Kiyaye, 37,and the injured as; Jane, 25, a resident of Rwengoma, Mrs Isaiah, 27, also a resident of Rwengoma, Friday Robert, 46, resident of Kidukulu, Musinguzi Julius 32 years resident of Kyakaboja, Nyakaguma Stephen 27 years resident of Kijura, Kagaba Christopher 47 years of Mwenge village Kyenjonjo.
The country has experienced cases of arsonists and several fire outbreaks in the last 10 years, most notably the fires that gutted several schools in 2008 and 2009, among them, is the infamous Budo Junior School fire that killed about 20 children, the Park Yard Market fire that occurred twice; in 2009 and 2011, destroying millions worth of property.
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