Kakira Sugar Works
Kakira Sugar Works
Kakira Sugar Works

A fire has broken out at Kakira Sugar works (KSWL), damaging part of the sugar cane and injuring several people.

According to an eye-witness the fire broke out at about 10 am, after a boiler exploded, spilling hot water in the process.

The number of injured has not been confirmed but eye witness alleged one of the employees lost his leg after the explosion. It was not possible to get a comment from the management of the factory by press time today but the witness said Police fire brigade managed to contain the fire and that the injured have been rushed to Jinja Main Hospital for treatment.

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Earlier this year, a fire broke out at the premises of Eurofoam mattress company at Ntinda in Kampala, killing six people and injuring several.