DNA Results For Namugoona Victims Released


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Senior Pathologist at Mulago Referral Hospital, Dr Moses Byaruhanga and a team of doctors who carried out the tests confirmed that 6 of 8 bodies have matched the samples taken off those who claim to be relatives of the deceased.

Two bodies did not match with any of the samples from the purported relatives.

Police has called on people who may have lost their loved ones to come and take DNA tests because these may be their people.

More than 28 people lost lives in the fire incident that occurred on Saturday night, June 30, 2013 at Namungona, Kasubi along the Northern bypass in Kampala following an accident involving a white station wagon vehicle which rammed into the rear of a white fuel tanker.

Because of the accident, the damage at the back of the fuel tanker caused a spillage of fuel on the road and the near-by was the papyrus swamp.

This spillage attracted motorcyclists (boda bodas), passersby and some residents who started scooping fuel but unfortunately a huge fire broke out, engulfed the whole area and burnt the people.

The ‘head’ of a semi-trailer truck that was closely following the Toyota Noah was also burnt and due to fuel spillage, heat on the road and massive evaporation of petrol, there was a concentration of flammable vapour around the scene of the accident.

So far the death toll has increased to 47 and the remaining seven injured people are being treated and monitored by medical doctors.


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