KIREKA/MABIRA: The Uganda Police Force was Monday morning engaged in clearing the Jinja highway after two trucks overturned in two separate places along the highway.
Traffic in Banda trading center was diverted to Kinawataka and other drivers from Bweyogerere advised to use the Northern bypass after a fuel truck overturned at the Banda stage.
An eye witness told PML Daily that the trailer overturned as the driver attempted to turn to Mogas Depot. Police later issued a statement advising motorists to use alternative routes.
Police fire brigade also deployed at the scene as the truck leaked it’s fuel contents onto the road. Banda trading centre has always been an area of concern to many city dwellers who think that the location of Mogas fuel depot in close proximity to a market and several housing units could cause disaster.
At Mabira Forest, the trailer overturned and an unconfirmed number of people travelling in other vehicles were injured when the trailer collided with the vehicles.
Traffic was also blocked for several hours and motorists from Jinja advised to use the Njeru-Kayunga route to Kampala
Charles Sebabulinde, the area traffic officer told PML Daily that in both accidents the drivers lost control and the vehicles overturned. “But we have managed to clear the blockage at Banda. Traffic jam has reduced,” he added.
By press time, at Mabira Forest, Sebabulinde said part of the road had been cleared.