On Monday, President Yoweri Museveni visited the scene of the Northern By-pass accident that has since claimed the lives of 38 people.
The President had just arrived from Dar es salaam where he participated in a 3-day Smart Partnership International Dialogue.
On Saturday evening, there was an accident involving a fuel tanker along Northern By-pass in Kampala.
People rushed to the scene of the accident to get free fuel after the tanker had collided with another truck.
According to Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander, Andrew Felix Kaweesi preliminary investigations indicate that the accident involving a fuel tanker and a Toyota Noah caused a fuel spillage and subsequent fire which has since killed 38 people and injured more than 30 others.
Shortly after the accident, State House issued a statement from President Yoweri Museveni, who was in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania participating in the Smart Partnership International Dialogue. In the statement, the president said he had learnt with great shock of the tragedy “in which vehicles have been burnt by a fuel tanker at Namungona causing loss of lives.” The statement added that the president was closely monitoring efforts of the “Police and Health workers at the scene.”