A Tanzanian registered cargo truck was yesterday burnt to ashes along Kabale-Rubanda – Kisoro highway.
The incident took place at Karengyere in Muko sub county in Rubanda district on Friday afternoon.
According to information obtained by our reporter, the truck burst into flames after its tank started leaking on a steep climb.
Eyewitnesses say they heard a loud bang before the entire truck was engulfed in flames.
One of the residents of the area says the Kisoro-bound trailer that was carrying plastics posed a great danger to the locals.
“We are lucky that the fire didn’t extend to houses and kiosks. We all ran for our lives. We called the police and they arrived but they could not help because they had no fire equipment. They just watched helplessly as it burnt,” he said.
Elly Maate the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson, says no one was injured.