11 people from the VIVO energy depot and a nearby street vendor have sustained injuries as a result of the incident. These were immediately rushed to International Hospital Kampala (IHK), where they are currently receiving treatment.
According to Valery Okecho Corporate Communications Manager, three of these are currently in intensive care, one is in the high dependency unit, and the remaining eight people are being treated for minor injuries.
Oketcho revealed that 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, we are working closely with the relevant authorities to investigate the cause of the incident,” He said.
According to a statement by the Kampala Metropolitan Police, Deputy Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, the fire incident that happened at about 5PM on Wednesday, was put out fast by the Vivo energy team and Police fire prevention and Rescue Services.
He noted, “More details on what could have caused the fire will be provided as our teams are now on ground trying to gather more facts.”