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12 reported allegedly injured in Kampala industrial area explosion

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Earlier today Mr Valery Okecho, the Vivo Energy corporate communications manager, confirmed to campass tv media that a total of 11 people from the depot and a nearby street vendor “unfortunately sustained injuries as a result of the incident.”

The shock happened in Industrial Area, Kampala, yesterday after a fuel tanker at Vivo Energy depot on 7th Street Namuwongo exploded, leaving at least 12 people with severe burns and other injuries.

The victims, 11 from Vivo energy and one street vendor, were evacuated and taken to International Hospital Kampala (IHK) where they are still getting medical care, as confirmed by Vivo Energy management. But the police said there were five victims.

The explosion at around 5pm in the area which is closely adjacent to another fuel depot belonging to Gapco, paralysed work as everyone ran for their dear life.

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