Nine die in Masaka-Mbarara Highway accident

Man Jose Kayima

Nine people have been confirmed dead in road accident that occurred on Good Friday along Masaka-Mbarara highway.

According to eye witnesses, a trailer carrying petroleum products collided with a Toyota Alphard at Kyooko, near Kinoni trading center in Lwengo district.

The Traffic Police Statement on the accident

“The Territorial traffic Police at Kinoni, has today 07th.April 2023, at about 1600/C registered a fatal accident at Kyoja Trading Centre along the Masaka-Mbarara highway, claiming lives of nine people on spot.”

“The accident involved motor vehicle registration number UBL 314C an Alphad, that was traveling from Kampala side heading to Mbarara and motor vehicle reg no SSD 327S/SSD 137Q that was from Mbarara/Kinoni town. The two motor vehiclez had a head on collision._

“Preliminary findings indicate that the alphard driver was at high speed and was keeping right, where he crashed head on with the fuel tanker killing nine people on spot who were passengers in the alphard.”

“The deceased include, seven adults and two juveniles.” The driver of the fuel truck and his turn man, sustained injuries and were rushed for treatment in Masaka referral hospital.”

“More Inquiries into the incident are underway and more details will be availed in due course.”
We want to take this opportunity to warn all motorists traveling to upcountry for Easter celebrations to drive carefully, avoid speeding, phone driving, drink driving and all other road indiscipline that result into accidents. Our thoughts and prayers to the family of the deceased victims.” Read a statement from ASP Faridah Nampiima

May the souls of the deceased rest in external peace



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