MITYANA- A UPDF truck transporting weaponry has derailed at Kigalama on the Mityana- Mubende Road after its rear caught fire.
The vehicle was transporting the arsenal to Karama Armoured Warfare Training School, according to Brig. Richard Karemire, the UPDF spokesman.
“It was UPDF Low loader trailer carrying an Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) on the way to Karama Armoured Warfare Training School. No casualties were registered,” Brig. Karemire said.
According to Mr Afirimani Viga, the officer in charge of the Police Fire Department in Mityana District, they received an emergency call at about 7pm on Saturday that the UPDF truck was being consumed by fire.
“We rushed to the scene and managed to save the lives of three people who were travelling in the truck,” he said.
Mr Viga said they are investigating the cause of the fire although he could not rule out tyre friction since the truck was carrying heavy cargo.