Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander Andrew Felix Kaweesi narrating to President Museveni how the accident occurred
Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander Andrew Felix Kaweesi narrating to President Museveni how the accident occurred
Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander Andrew Felix Kaweesi narrating to President Museveni how the accident occurred

On Monday, President Yoweri Museveni visited the scene of the Northern By-pass accident that has since claimed the lives of 38 people.

President Museveni surrounded by media at Mulago hospital
President Museveni surrounded by media at Mulago hospital

The President had just arrived from Dar es salaam where he participated in a 3-day Smart Partnership International Dialogue.

Impromptu interview by the Ugandan media at Mulago hospital. President Museveni is pictured with his trademark hat (C).
Impromptu interview by the Ugandan media at Mulago hospital. President Museveni is pictured with his trademark hat (C).

On Saturday evening, there was an accident involving a fuel tanker along Northern By-pass in Kampala.

President Museveni listening to administrators of Mulago hospital earlier in the day.
President Museveni listening to administrators of Mulago hospital earlier in the day.

People rushed to the scene of the accident to get free fuel after the tanker had collided with another truck.

President Museveni checking the functioning of the fridges of the motuary, Mulago hospital. In picture, open doors are the fridge doors.
President Museveni checking the functioning of the fridges of the motuary, Mulago hospital. In picture, open doors are the fridge doors.

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.

President Yoweri Museveni addressing residents and passers by at Lubigi, Namungona where an accident involving a Fuel tanker caused loss of lives
President Yoweri Museveni addressing residents and passers by at Lubigi, Namungona where an accident involving a Fuel tanker caused loss of lives

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.”

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