Uganda police force has confirmed that one person was critically injured when a fuel tanker exploded last night along the Kampala-Masaka highway.
According to Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima, the fuel tanker registration number UAX 761V exploded minutes after it overturned at Kavule in Mpigi District.
Preliminary investigations indicate that the fuel tanker which was destined for Mbarara overturned when the driver attempted to avoid a head-on collision with a Kampala bound Fuso truck registration number UAY 373W.
Fuso truck was also burnt. Kayima says only truck driver identified as Muhammad Muga was injured critically and rushed to Mengo hospital where he is admitted.
"The driver of the fuel tanker and turn man are safe. Their identities will be soon given," Kayima said. He says a team from the Police Fire and Rescue services has maintained its presence at the scene.