09 family members perish in Masaka-Mbarara road fatal accident

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At least nine people, including two children, have been confirmed dead following a road crash at a blackspot in Lwengo District on Friday.

The Territorial traffic Police at Kinoni, at about 4pm 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.

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The two motor vehicles 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.

‘’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.’’ Said the Traffic Police spokesperson ASP Faridah Nampiima

The venue for Friday’s road crash is a renowned blackspot [ It is a slope and a long curve of almost 300metres towards the swamp ] where about ten people perished in a deadly accident late December 2022.

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