Crime & Investigation

Kampala Registers 20 Fire Incidents In June

buy geneva;”>The accidents reported at the Fire Brigade headquarters reduced from 53 in the month of May to 47 in June 2013.

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ampoule geneva;”>According to the Operations Officer at Fire Brigade headquarters, Rodgers Mwijuka, Rubaga was the leading division with 10 fire outbreaks, followed by Kawempe with 9 cases and Nakawa with one.

“The biggest cause of most of the reported fires cases was electricity short circuit,” said Mwijuka.

He also noted in these registered cases, 31 people were injured, 34 people died instantly and 40 people were retrieved excluding those who died after they were rushed to hospitals.

“Four of the fire incidents were from the fuel tanks including the Namungoona fuel tank incident that left 29 people dead on spot.”

The Fire Brigade Operations Officer also noted that sixteen emergency rescues were carried out and 37 people were rescued alive.

Meanwhile, the fire division is in preparation to open up more than 21 fire stations in all parts of Uganda putting more emphasis on the border areas of Uganda.

Mwijuuka further advises the general public to report immediately to police any fire outbreak or call 0421 222 toll free on UTL 0414 342222/3


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