Scores dead in Kasese fuel tanker explosion

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A fuel tanker has exploded along Kasese road killing atleast nine people and injuring several others.

According to Uganda National Roads Authority [UNRA], the accident involved a fuel tanker at Kyambura [Rubirizi district] along Ishaka – Kasese road.

Police is on the ground to handle traffic flow.

“Please approach carefully at this section,” UNRA cautioned travellers.

Reports on the ground say the speeding fuel tanker lost control and knocked two buses before diverting to ram into nearby shops.

This was followed by a huge explosion after the tanker caught fire.

The fire razed down over 40 shops and dozens of houses.

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