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1 Dead, 6 Injured in Fort Portal Fire – Police

One person died on spot and six others were injured on Monday evening when fire broke out in Fort Portal Town, Kaborale District, Police has said.

The incident happened at around 9:00PM at Town Centre near bus park in Fort Portal town where a track carrying fuel in jerrycans and plastic drums caught fire killing one person on spot and injuring six others.

According to Kabarole District Police Commander SP Kanyesigye Jamal, the track registration number UAW 038N was carrying fuel from Katoke to Kyenjonjo District when it suddenly caught fire.

SP Kanyesigye says investigations into the cause of the fire out break is on going.

The identities of the victims are, Mwesigye Kiyaye 37 years who died on spot. A one Jane aged 25 a resident of Rwengoma, Mrs Isiah 27 years also resident of Rwengoma, Friday Robert 46 years, resident of Kidukulu, Musinguzi Julius 32 years resident of Kyakaboja, Nyakaguma Stephen 27 years resident of Kijura and Kagaba Christopher 47 years of Mwenge village Kyenjonjo were injured in the fired.

One car belonging to Arinaitwe Raymond, a motorcycle and three shops were destroyed completely by the fire, while five other shops were partially burnt.