Driver, turnboy perish in Buikwe road accident

Residents of Luwala Village, Njeru Municipality in Buikwe District ferry bags of cements after the truck carrying them was involved in an accident that left two dead on January 24, 2022. PHOTO | DENIS EDEMA

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  • Ms Butoto appealed to heavy truck drivers and companies to always load their goods properly and well covered to avoid such accidents.

A driver and his turnboy on Monday morning perished in accident involving two trailers at Lugalambo, Njeru Municipality, Buikwe District.

The accident occurred at about 4am, according to the Ssezibwa Region Police Spokesperson, Ms Hellen Butoto.

Ms Butoto said a trailer carrying cement, which was parked by the roadside, caused the accident, as some of cement poured on the road, causing poor visibility for the two trailers, which then rammed into each other.  

"Sande Juma, 36, and his 24-year-old turnboy, Omondi Ogolo, died on the spot after being knocked by another trailer heading to Jinja from Kampala," Ms Butoto said.

The bodies of the deceased were taken to Kawolo Hospital mortuary.

Ms Butoto appealed to heavy truck drivers and companies to always load their goods properly and well covered to avoid such accidents.

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