Today in Kampala, Uganda, 2nd February 2022: Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell products and services, has confirmed that there was a fire incident today at its Kampala Depot located on 7th Street Industrial Area, Namuwongo.
Vivo Energy’s stringent emergency procedures were activated immediately, the fire was contained within the location, and has now been fully extinguished.
Uganda Police shared an update on their official twitter handle;
The Police at Kabalagala registered a fire outbreak at Vivo Energy Uganda depot located along 7th Street industrial area.
The incident happened at about 5PM on Wednesday, but the fire was put out fast by the Vivo energy team and Police fire prevention and Rescue Services. pic.twitter.com/uh5edCoQXa
— Uganda Police Force (@PoliceUg) February 2, 2022
They have confirmed that 11 people from the depot and a nearby street vendor unfortunately sustained injuries as a result of the incident and were immediately rushed to International Hospital Kampala (IHK), where they are currently receiving treatment.
We can confirm that 11 people from the depot and a nearby street vendor unfortunately sustained injuries as a result of the incident and were immediately rushed to International Hospital Kampala (IHK), where they are currently receiving treatment
Three of these are currently in intensive care, a further one is in the high dependency unit, and the remaining eight people are being treated for minor injuries. They have contacted all these individuals’ families and will be remaining in close contact with all the admitted to monitor their condition and ensure they are receiving the very best treatment and medical attention.
In the meantime, Vivo Energy Uganda is working closely with the relevant authorities to investigate the cause of the incident.
Vivo Energy Uganda via their official twitter handle share a holding statement;
HOLDING STATEMENT: Fire Incident at @VivoEnergyUg.@VivoEnergyUg can confirm that there was a fire incident this afternoon at its Kampala Depot located on 7th Street Industrial Area.
— Vivo Energy Uganda (@VivoEnergyUg) February 2, 2022
Story by Mark Agaba