Eleven people were injured after a fire explosion at Vivo Energy Uganda’s Kampala Depot located on 7th Street Industrial Area in Kampala on Wednesday.

Three of them were seriously injured and are admitted to the intensive care unit at International Hospital Kampala (IHK).

“Three of these are currently in intensive care, a further one is in the high dependency unit, and the remaining eight people are being treated for minor injuries,” Vivo Energy Uganda said in a statement.

“In the meantime, we are working closely with the relevant authorities to investigate the cause of the incident,” he added.

The fire incident caused panic among staff in nearby offices such as Monitor Publications Ltd, with some forced to flee the building, thinking that it was a bomb,

Police Fire Brigade arrived quickly to put out the fire assisted by the Vivo Energy technical team.