A fuel tanker that Sunday evening burst into flames in Kyambura trading centre, Rubirizi District, in western Uganda, has left nine people dead and dozens unaccounted for.
According to Ms Harriet Nabukenya, the Rubirizi District Resident District Commissioner, the driver of the fuel truck lost control and rammed into two commuter taxis that were parked on the roadside.
Seconds later, it burst into flames.
The fire spread to dozens of houses and shops.
Ms Nabukenya said that close to 40 retail and wholesale shops were burnt down.