One person died on spot and six others were injured last evening when fire broke out in Fortportal town, Kaborale district.
The incident happened at around at 21:00hrs at Town Centre near bus park in Fortportal town where a track carrying fuel in jerrycans and plastic drums caught fire killing one person on spot and injuring six others.
According to Kabarole District Police Commander SP Kanyesigye Jamal, the truck registration number UAW 038N was carrying fuel from Katoke to Kyenjonjo district when all of a sudden it caught fire. Investigation into the cause of the fire out break is on going.
One car belonging to Arinaitwe Raymond was burnt ,a motorcycle, three shops were destroyed completely and five others partially burnt.
The identities of the victims are, Mwesigye Kiyaye 37 years died on spot. The injured are; Jane aged 25 a resident of Rwengoma, Mrs Isiah 27 years also resident of
Rwengoma, Friday Robert 46 years, 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.
We want to commend our fire brigade team from kabarole that did a tremendous job in ensuring that the fire was put out.