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PICTURES: Angel Of Death Visits Namungona

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The truck’s rear which was knocked by a Toyota Brand Noah before the leakage

Tears uncontrollably rolled down the cheeks of astonished relatives and friends of the fire victims, with many expressing shock that the brutal hand of death could cut short the precious lives of their loved ones and breadwinners.


Police inspect the scene of he accident on Sunday morning

Information Minister, Rosemary Namayanja on Monday said 36 people had been confirmed dead in a deadly accident that saw a fuel tanker burst into raging flames after its rear had been knocked by a speeding Toyota Noah truck.


The Toyota Noah that caused the accident was burnt to ashes

Boda boda riders and area residents who were busy siphoning the leaking fuel for personal use were not spared when the truck went up in flames.


Uganda Red Cross Society officials at the scene of the accident

Some were burnt to death while others sustained life-threatening injuries.


Cars and motorcycles were hugely damaged in the fire

Majority of the victims are low-income earners who have left behind impoverished families struggling to cope with the high cost of living in the city and its suburbs.


Some of the bodas that were burnt to crap


The death toll is expected to rise considering that majority of the bedridden fire victims are now in coma.


Traffic officials take notes after the accident

At Mulago National Referral Hospital, dozens of relatives and friends of victims continue to search for their loved ones.

Traffic officials take notes after the accident


However, it’s a painful process considering that most victims’ faces cannot be identified as they were they were burnt beyond recognition.


The Noah that caused the accident was burnt beyond repair

Even bodies at the Mortuary cannot be identified for the same reasons.


Officials from the Government Analytical Laboratory are working closely with Mulago staff to help in the identification process that has broken hearts of many.


Residents of Namungona take a glimpse of the scene of the fire incident

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