Death Toll In Hima Cement Factory Fire Rises To Four

Uganda Police and sister security agencies have confirmed one more death from last week’s fire outbreak at the Hima Cement factory.

Police announced the deceased as Milton Asite a former technician at the Hima cement plant.

According to Jean-Micheal Pons, the Chief Executive Officer Hima Cement, the company hoped that Asite would improve but he unfortunately succumbed to his injuries.

He said that because of the severity of injuries, Asite could not be evacuated to South Africa for further specialist treatment.

Two other victims were evacuated to South Africa last week for specialized treatment following their deteriorating condition.

On January 15th, 2022, fire broke out at the Kasese plant-killing three of the employees on spot and leaving six others severely injured. Five of these were transferred to Kampala and admitted to Case Clinic.



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