Police in Magoola Police post in Tororo district are investigating an accident in which a Kenyan truck caught fire.
The accident happened on the 15th June 2022 at about 6:30am in the morning, which left the transport paralyzed along the highway.
John Maleru a 45 year old Kenyan National is said to be the driver of the Mercedes Benz axor trailer registration number KCD 276H/ZE 9741.
The Mercedes Benz was being driven from Kampala to Kenya along Jinja Malaba highway. However, upon reaching 200 meters to Magoola trading center, the driver had a burst of the battery and he immediately parked the car on the road side.
Upon coming out, the driver noticed flames of fire all-over the car prompting him to try lonely efforts to put it out but all was in vain as the car continued to burn into ashes.
Superintendent of Police Chebene Rogers the District Police commander at Magoola Police post swung into action at the scene of the accident.
Police procured a fire tender MV and were able to put out the fire, restoring the traffic flow back to normalcy, however the truck had been critically damaged.
The wrecked car was still at the scene pending to be towed to the police station yard.
According to Chebene, Investigations into the cause of the fire which led to the burning of the car have commenced.
Recently an ambulance belonging to Bwera General Hospital in Kasese burst into flames at Yerya in Kibito Sub County along Fort Portal-Kasese road in Bunayangabu district with a patient and attendant aboard who lost their life. Vehicles catching fire is a risky accident that is unpredictable. The Police have encouraged drivers and car owners to do routine checks and service to rule out such accidents.