Sunday July 16 2017

Seven dead, 11 injured in Jinja road accident

 

By Herbert Mugaga

Seven people have been confirmed dead and eleven others seriously injured following a road accident involving a taxi and two trailers. The accident happened Sunday evening at Bulyantete, a few kilometres from Lugazi town along Kampala Jinja High way.


According to eye witnesses, one of the trailers that was from a nearby washing bay entered the road abruptly hitting a taxi that was travelling from Kampala to Jinja.


The driver of the second trailer that was travelling from Kampala failed to brake and rammed into the taxi.
The injured have been rushed to Kawolo hospital for treatment while bodies of the deceased have also been taken to Kawolo hospital mortuary for post-mortem.

The trailer that reportedly caused the accident is reg. No. KPJ 271L/ZD 195 and the Taxi is reg. No UAZ 971R.The second fuel tanker was UAX 170Q/UAY 064C travelling from Kampala to Nairobi.


Police attributed the cause of the accident to reckless driving.

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