Police cordons off Mulago roundabout over fears of gas cylinder explosion
Written by Lindah Nduwumwami on November 21, 2019
The Police bomb squad has cordoned off Mulago roundabout over fears of a gas cylinder explosion at a nearby washing bay, the Nile Post has learnt. According to deputy Kampala Metropolitan area police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, police was called by some of the employees over fears of an explosion of the gas cylinder at the washing bay that also houses a welding workshop. “When police came in, they realized they could not handle the incident as the cylinder continued swelling,”Owoyesigyire said. The police spokesperson said the bomb squad was later called in to help handle the situation but this too, could not help. “The bomb realized they could not carry it away without exploding, prompting them to call in the fire brigade department. They thought they could use water to cool but this was not possible.” Owoyesigyire said the bomb squad resolved to safely detonate the gas cylinder at the scene but noted that this proved difficult as some of the locals refused to leave the place.