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IGNITED: Transit Goods Trailer catches fire along Kabale – Kisoro Highway, tires burn to ashes

RUBANDA-The Police in Rubanda are investigating circumstances  under which a truck carrying goods from neighbouring Tanzania heading to Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo caught fire.

Kigezi Regional Police Spokesman Elly Maate confirmed that the Trailer Registration Number T593 DSX Mercedes Benz which was being driven by Jackson Fredrick was burnt at Kagano, after Karengyere Trading Center on the way towards Kisoro in Rubanda District.

Maate said that according to available records, the trailer entered Uganda through the southern border of Mutukula and was heading to Congo through Bunagana.

According to Maate, the incident took place at around midday today on 24th, July 2020 but fortunately no one was harmed since the driver managed to jump out.

Maate said that the Police Fire Rescue Team arrived from Kisoro and extinguished the fire but it had already caused a lot of damage to the vehicle although the goods within the container were not damaged.

Maate said that preliminary investigations indicate that there was a fuel leakage from the tank that sparked off the fire.

It’s said that all the tires of the truck were burnt to ashes. Maate said that a case was registered at Rubanda District Police Station under reference number SD 27/24/07/2020 to help in further investigation.


Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija is a Seasoned Journalist. He has an experience of Field and Community reporting for over 20 years. He started his career at Daily Monitor in the 1990s and is known for breaking major stories that remain topical issues today like the Bwindi Massacre and Kibwetere Inferno. He also worked at New Vision before concentrating on Digital Media. He has worked as reporter and news editor for a number of Media Organisations. Baraire is a family man, practicing farmer, and public speaker, is passionate about community Journalism. He is currently a Co-Editor at the Informer Ug an Online Publication in Western Uganda. Patson is widely traveled in East and Central Africa where he has attended several media training and Election Monitoring. He is passionate about Environmental Issues and Health Reporting.


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