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Hima Cement suspends operations following fire outbreak

Firefighters attempt to put out the fire at Hima

Firefighters attempt to put out the fire at Hima

Hima Cement factory in Kasese district, western Uganda has suspended operations following a Saturday fire outbreak that left three factory workers dead and properties worth millions destroyed.

Six other factory employees were injured, with three in critical condition and are admitted to Kilembe Mines hospital.

Jean-Micheal Pons, the country chief executive officer Hima Cement, said in a statement, that operations at the factory have since been suspended as the company takes stock of the incident and ensures that the after-effects are fully contained.

According to Hima Cement management and police, the fire was sparked off during installation works near a light diesel oil tank. 

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