Crime & Investigation

Cargo Container Flips, Kills three Porters

Police’s rescue team is struggling to remove a 40 feet container that this morning flipped and trapped three porters who were offloading cargo from it.

All this happened on 7th street in industrial area in Kampala.

According to Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, approved Patrick Onyango, buy the deceased, together with others had been hired to off load glass from the container.

However, as they were carrying out the work, Onyango says the container slipped off its bed and landed on the porters killing the three and leaving the rest with potentially fatal injuries.

“The driver may have parked the carrier in an unstable position causing the container to slip off and trapping the porters,” said Onyango.

He added that Police arrested the driver and turn man of the carrier as investigations continue.

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