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Seven Perish in Multiple Weekend Road Accidents in Uganda

Kampala (The Monitor) – At least seven People have been confirmed dead in four separate accidents along different highways in the central region.

Three of the accidents happened in Wamala Sub-region on Saturday claiming six people, four of whom are believed to be of the same family.

The first accident occurred along Kiboga – Kampala highway when the driver of a starlet Reg No. UAH 145C travelling from Kasanga to Kampala lost control and knocked a motorcyclist who was riding in the opposite direction.

“The rider identified as Kabugu Joseph, 34, resident of Kiryokya Mityana died on arrival at Bukomero health centre IV and his passenger (not yet identified) was referred to Mulago national referral hospital,” Mr Nobert Ochom, the Wamala Sub Region police spokesperson, noted adding that after the accident, the driver took off.

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The second accident took place at about 2 pm on the same day in Kyankwanzi District at Misago trading centre when the driver of a Fuso truck registration no. UBB 826T lost control and knocked a bicycle before running over Musasizi Tracey, 08, who was on the bike.

The deceased’s body was taken to Kiboga referral hospital mortuary pending postmortem and the driver, Kalema Joshua, was arrested.

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