Fuel Siphoning Sets Two Trucks On Fire
Three people have been injured after two two trucks caught fire along Iganga-Bugiri road in Eastern Uganda.
Reports say the two trucks were going to refill from another truck belonging to Nile Gaz Company which overturned after its driver lost control.
The incident, involving trucks belonging to Nile Gaz Company, occurred at around 10:00 am on Sunday morning at Busesa Village, Ibulanku Sub-county in Iganga District.
Reports further reveal that the truck which over turned was headed for Kanyanya in Kampala, from Kenya carrying fuel.
Eye witnesses say the initial attempts to draw the fuel from the overturned vehicle were successful until its driver tried to start the engine which started the blaze.
Fire extinguisher experts rushed to the scene an hour later, but it was too late to save a motorcycle which in the process was burnt to ashes.
It is alleged that the locals also contributed to the blaze.The locals had turned up to steal the leaking fuel from the overturned vehicle.It is a common practice for residents to siphon fuel whenever fuel tanks get problems on the road in Uganda, yet fuel is highly inflammable.