Three people were burnt to death yesterday in Wabomba Cell Nakaloke Town Council, Mbale city Northern Division in a nasty petrol fire outbreak.
According to eye witnesses, the victims have been dealers in petrol on black markets and the fire is said to have gutted from the cooking charcoal stove in their house which ignited the large frame from petrol.
Rogers Taitika the Elgon police Spokesperson confirmed the incident and he discouraged people of the community to engage in such business.
“ We have identified the victim who are dead now as Sowedi Buyinza, Jamil and one unidentified survivor of this fire has been rushed to Mbale Regional Referral Hosipital for treatment and investigations are still on,” Taitika Said.
However despite the fact that, such incidents continue to occur in the area it’s believed that many young people in Wabomba cell deal in petrol black markets to earn a living.