A truck Wednesday afternoon came into contact with wires and dragged down a concrete pole which collapsed on 3 stationary cars along Wilson Road in Kampala. The concrete pole currently supports street lighting for Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA).
According to reports, traffic was brought to a halt and the pole damaged two cars and are not drive-able after. The area has full isolation of power line and the customers in that area are supplied from an underground network so the wires were not live, the Umeme Operations Engineer Metro station on site confirmed.
Thankfully, no one was hurt and Uganda Police Force asked members of the public to stay away from the street while Umeme technical teams moved into quickly isolate the scene. Less than an hour after the incident was reported, lanes in both directions had reopened.
“It’s a lorry that dragged the power lines bring down a concrete pole,” an eyewitness said.
Umeme Media Relations officer Stephen Ilungole has said they highly regret the Wilson street incident and urges the public to be vigilant at all times as the rainy season begins.