• Nov 30, 2021 . 1 min Read
  • Gas explosion kills two in Mbarara

The explosion was caused by a gas cylinder. Photos by Abdulkarim Ssengendo
Abdulkarim Ssengendo
Journalist @New Vision

Two people were confirmed dead, and three others seriously injured after a gas cylinder exploded in Kisenyi cell, Kakoba division in Mbarara City.

According to the area Police spokesperson, Samson Kasasira, the explosion was caused by a gas cylinder that casual labourers were trying to cut at a metal workshop. 

The deceased were only identified as Barker and Hussein, both casual labourers at the workshop. 

According to the police statement, those injured are admitted to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital for treatment.  

The explosion happened at around midday on Tuesday.


"Our teams from Mbarara Central Police Station have cordoned off the scene, and the bodies of the deceased were conveyed to Mbarara Referral Hospital for postmortem," stated part of the police statement.




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