National
2 killed in Kanungu accident, 10 injured
Publish Date: Jul 11, 2014
2 killed in Kanungu accident, 10 injured
Kanungu traffic officer Benon Kiconco inspects the vehicle which overturned at Kiruruma in Kihiihi town council. Photo/Patson Baraire
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Patson Baraire

Two people died on spot and 10 others were seriously injured Friday morning when a truck carrying over 40 people failed to climb a hill and rolled back, tipping over in the process.

The accident happened near Kiruruma Primary School, 3km from Kihiihi town council in Kanungu district as a truck, registration number UAQ 721H, loaded with merchandise and passengers seated on top was heading for Nyamirama weekly market.

The officer in charge of traffic Kanungu district, Benon Kiconco, identified the dead as Fred Matama, 30, who hailed from Karubeizi parish village and Ahabwe Kandida, 40, who hailed from Rushoroza parish all in Kanungu district.

The injured that were rushed to Kihiihi Health Center IV were identified as Mubangizi Christine, Ahimbisibwe Naome, Muhumuza Richard, Byabasheija Bosco, Nzamukunda Josephine, Kyatuheire Phaebe, Nakyanzi Ruth, Bahati Patience, Karyaija Frank, Vastine Daughter and Kamahanga Ivan.

The group belonged to Kihiihi mobile traders association who traverse the district daily from one market to another selling their merchandise.

The traffic officer who visited the scene minutes after the accident blamed the accident on overloading and poor mechanical condition of the truck.

A survivor, Tushemereirwe Christine, said that the driver failed to engage the gears when ascending Kiruruma hill and the vehicle rolled back while luggage fell off and landed on passengers who had fallen off the truck.

Also related to this story

Fatal accident on Entebbe highway

One dead, others injured in bus accident

16 injured in Mityana accident
 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Iran, Uganda to partner in combating crime
Both delegations acknowledged that there is need for states to cooperate more closely as families with genuine interests for the good of their people in combating global crimes...
DPP to recruit 69 state attorneys
THE Director of Public Prosecutions, Mike Chibita, has said they are going to recruit sixty nine state attorneys within this financial year to address the current staffing shortages...
Police heighten search for Kasiwukira killer car
Police have heightened the search for a vehicle said to have knocked dead city tycoon Eria Sebunnya Bugembe alias Kasiwukira, urging garages to report any white/grey Toyota Land Cruiser brought for repair with a dent....
Museveni in London for African Global investment summit
President Yoweri Museveni is in the British capital, London to attend the Global African Investment Summit....
In pictures: City tycoon Kasiwukira mourned
On Friday morning, city tycoon Eria Sebunya Bugembe, popularly known as Kasiwukira was knocked dead by a vehicle during his early morning drill...
AU to probe sex abuse by AMISOM troops in Somalia
THE African Union has established a team to investigate allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by Ugandan and Burundian troops serving under the AU Mission in Somalia...
Should gov't supply condoms to hotels and bars?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter