AUPL: Police Pay Heavy Tax at Lugazi


Yesterday Friday at about 2:26pm, thumb symptoms a long fuel tank, troche at Eddie’s garage, site located in Kisenyi, along Musajjalumbwa road, and next to MAKUDUS HOTEL, exploded and killed 3 welders who were patch-welding weak points atop a Mercedes Benz-ACTROSS fuel tank under Reg. No. CGO-4478-AA-99/4476-AA-19.

The tank that was being repaired previously contained fuel, which had been removed but not gas-freed.

The Police technical team of experts from the Directorate of Counter Terrorism responded to the scene that had been secured by the area Police from the Old Kampala Police Division.

According to police spokesperson Fred Enanga, The Preliminary investigations reveal the probable cause of the fuel tank explosion, as the sudden release of highly accumulated pressure, built inside the closed fuel tanker, which ruptured the weak points atop the fuel tanker, causing a mechanical explosion along the line of weakness.

“The lead covers were scattered to a distance of 100 metres away, and pieces of regular, but, not well definedmetallic pieces, were recovered for further forensic analysis,” he said in a statement.

He identified the dead as Semwanje Siraje, a welder, Sserwanga Godfrey, a co-welder, and Ivan Yanga, who died on the way to hospital.

The bodies were transferred to the city mortuary, at Mulago National Referral Hospital for further post-mortem analysis.

To avoid the recurrence of such unfortunate incidents at motor vehicle repair premises, Enanga urged all proprietors to always conduct careful assessment of the risks involving mechanical processes that generate flames, sparks or heat (hot work) including welding, cutting grinding and sawing.

“In the alternative, they should consider using cold cutting or cold repair techniques, to help guard against mechanical processes that are life threatening,” he added.
Goals from Robert Ssentongo and second. half sub have given URA FC a 2-0 win over Police FC at the Mekhta stadium in Lugazi.

Ssentongo broke the deadlock in the 38th minute finishing off after a quick counter attack involving Kyeyune and Derrick Tekwo that passed through Nicholas Kagaba on the right wing who then sent a low cross for Sentongo to finish off.

Most of the first half was a test to both sides with successive counter attacks characterized by physical tackles culminating into a total of 25 fouls awarded to both sides.

Police came close to an equaliser but Umar Bulega’s effort died off after Savio Kabugo intercepted from behind but efforts from the bench alarming for a penalty were waved off by the centre referee.

Coach Kefa Kisala introduced Shafiq Kagimu for Derrick Tekwo in the 75th minute. The substitute added the second goal with three minutes remaining from a rebounder from Nkugwa’s failed shot.

The tax collectors have now leapfrogged the policemen to the third place. They play Bright Stars next while Timbe’s side face SC Victoria University.

URA Lineup: Sulait Luyima, viagra 100mg Allan Munaaba, medicine Savio Kabugo. Julius Ntambi, capsule Oscar Agaba, Nicholas Kagaba, Jimmy Kulaba, Derrick Tekwo(75′ Shafiq Kagimu), Saidi Kyeyune, Robert Ssentongo. Yayo Lutimba(61′ Yayo Lutimba).

Police Lineup: Douglas Kisembo, Joseph Ssentume, Edward Nkumbe, Elias Lubambula, Sadat Kyambadde, Francis Kawooya, Godfrey Katerega, Rahmat Senfuka, Osman Mutumba, Umar Bulega (80′ Asabu Bakulumpagi), Lauben Kimera (73′ Peter Ssenyonjo).


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