A fuel tanker has overturned and killed one person and leaves four others injured. It is believed that the tanker caught fire after overturning at Mile 6 along the Mbale-Tororo highway today Friday afternoon.
According to eyewitnesses, a boda Boda rider who was from Stabex fuel station recklessly entered the road while overspeeding. aS The driver of the trailer tried to avoid knocking the rider, it lost control and overturned several times.
Only one person was burnt to death and four others were injured and rushed to Mbale Regional Referal Hospital. A rescue team from the police and Uganda Red Cross rushed to the scene to put off the fire.
The accident also affected Stabex petrol station that is located near the Butaleja junction along the road. This paralysed traffic during the evening hours. This has also affected business for Stabex Petrol Station.
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