A nerve wrecking accident involving a a fuel truck along Mbale- Tororo Road has claimed one person and left four others badly injured and fighting for their lives.

The accident that happene at mile 6 along Mbale- Tororo Road on Friday afternoon roasted a boda boda rider entering the main road from a nearby fuel station.

Eyewitnesses, say the driver of the trailer was traveling from Kenya when he bumped into the unidentified Boda Boda rider was over speeding, he tried unsuccessfully to dodge the rider and ended up loosing control, overturning several times and bursting into flames. 

Elgon regional police spokesperson Rogers Taitika, has faulted the Boda Boda rider for driving recklessly into the road and over speeding.

A search and rescue team comprising officials the Uganda Red cross staff and Police arrived at the scene shortly after the incident and removed the deceased and victims from the scene.

The incident also brought traffic to a standstill prompting police to cause a temporarily diversion to avoid more casualties.