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Nine perish in Masaka-Mbarara road accident

Man Jose Kayima

Police has confirmed that at least nine people have died in the Masaka – Mbarara road crash.

The accident happened on Wednesday at around 7:30pm at Kaganda towards Kyojja swamp in Kinoni Lwengo District.

“It is alleged that motor vehicle registration number RAF 168S/RL 1426 Mercedes Benz Actros trailer from Masaka heading to Mbarara side had a rear tyre burst, [and the driver] lost control crossed over to the lane of oncoming vehicles and rammed into motor vehicle registration number UBJ 084N Toyota Hiace and UAP 126A Mark II Grand, from opposite direction travelling to Masaka, killing nine people on spot,” Said traffic police spokesperson, Ms Faridah Nampiima.

The 12 injured persons have been rushed to Masaka regional referral hospital.

“Our fire and rescue services personnel at the scene removing the stuck bodies. Details of the deceased persons and the injured will be shared in due course. Our condolences to the family of the deceased persons and wish a quick recovery to the injured,” Stated Nampiima.

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