Earlier Today the Ugandan Police Confirmed a Gas Cylinder Blast at a scrap yard in Mbarara City, Kizungu Cell Kisenyi. This was at first believed to be another Terrorist Attack but later Clarified.
The Rwizi Police PRO ASP Samson Kasasira confirmed two people died in the explosion while three others have been rushed to hospital for treatment, these include Kamusiime Gashom and Tumwebaze John who are admitted at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital for treatment.
“We have registered an incident of gas explosion in Kisenyi Mbarara City, which claimed lives of two people yet to be identified, three people were left with serious injuries,” he said.
He further confirmed that the explosion was triggered by scrap dealer cutting through a gas cylinder and not a bomb as earlier feared.
This has happened a few weeks after the Kampala major twin blasts, which killed 3 bombers and 3 civilians, injured more than 33 people at Parliament Avenue and police headquarters.