Car catches fire in middle of road

Saturday September 3 2016

The car got burnt after its owners failed to

The car got burnt after its owners failed to find rescue from the near by police. Photo by Mukhaye Damalie 

By Mukhaye Damalie

A car has caught fire in the middle of the road at Wandegeya, next to Public Service offices in Kampala.

The Toyota Corona car, registration number UAK 929P started emitting smoke from the bonnet while its occupants – a woman and two children waited in traffic jam.

According to eye witnesses, the woman and the children ran out the car on seeing the smoke and tried to seek for help from the police station nearby but in vain.

People look on as the car gets burnt.

People look on as the car gets burnt.

“The police are not serious, they are only quick when you need tear gas, this car should not have burnt to this extent if they rushed here with the fire brigade, but they are only interested in issues to do with tear gas,” an eye witness who preferred anonymity complained.

On March 10, Traffic was disrupted on Jinja road near Electoral Commission main gate after a car belonging to Ministry of Finance caught fire. According to Mr Joseph Mugisha, director fire rescue team, the fire started from within the car’s dashboard an indication that there was an electric short circuit.


On December 13 2014, a bus travelling to Rwanda caught fire at Kitemu Trading Centre on Masaka highway. All the passengers survived but they lost their property to the fire.