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Fuel truck explosion leaves 10 dead in Uganda

Published: August 19, 2019 11:53:18 | Updated: August 26, 2019 12:03:36


The fire engulfed dozens of shops at Kyambura trading centre in western Uganda after a fuel truck rammed into two commuter taxis and exploded on August 18, 2019 - Photo: DAILY MONITOR

At least 10 people were killed when a fuel truck exploded in flames after losing control and ramming into three cars in western Uganda on Sunday, police said in a statement.

“So far, 9 burnt bodies have been retrieved from the scene and transported to Lugazi Health Centre for further post-mortem analysis and DNA profiling,” said the statement, which was issued early on Monday, Reuters reported.

Another body was still trapped under the truck, it said.

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