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Cement truck reduced to ashes, one dead in Ngora

Cement truck exploded. PHOTO BY URN

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A cement truck has burst into flames, claiming the life of one person and injuring several others along Soroti- Mbale Road.

The fires is said to have been caused after an accident involving a trailer UAU 9995Y carrying cement  and a Bajaj motorcycle UEA 230W last night at Agumit Village in Mukura Sub County in Ngora district near Akello Oils.

The deceased, whose identity hasn’t been established, was a passenger on the motorcycle. The other accident victims are admitted at Ngora Fred Carr Hospital.

Oscar Ageca, the East Kyoga Region Police Spokesman, says that they are still gathering facts about the accident.

He, however, notes that the driver of the trailer fled the scene immediately after the accident. He explains that preliminary findings indicate that the truck burst in flames shortly after the driver ran away. It is not yet clear how the trailer loaded with cement caught fire on the road.

The police are currently recording statements at the scene.



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