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9 deaths in Uganda oil tanker explosion




(MENAFN)

Uganda police spokesman said that 9 dead bodies were obtained after an oil tanker blew up in Rubirizi district in west Uganda on Monday, according to Xinhua.

Fred Enanga, the Police spokesman, said that 9 burnt bodies were sent to Lugazi Health Centre for post-mortem analysis and DNA identification.

He also said that another dead body is still locked underneath the fuel tanker and could not be retrieved in the darkness.

He was quoted as saying "The scene remains closed overnight and the operation continues early morning to search for more bodies, establish the number of victims injured, since they were rushed to different health facilities and also establish the cause of the accident."

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9 deaths in Uganda oil tanker explosion

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