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Three Chinese engineers perish in road accident

By Frederick Kiwanuka

Added 15th October 2016 11:09 AM

The Savannah Regional police spokesman, Vincent Sekate on Friday identified the deceased as Dong Duang, Ya Ngyiu, and Liau Jianrong, all Chinese nationals said to have been travelling to their country.

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The Savannah Regional police spokesman, Vincent Sekate on Friday identified the deceased as Dong Duang, Ya Ngyiu, and Liau Jianrong, all Chinese nationals said to have been travelling to their country.

PIC: The mangled wreckage of the saloon car at Luweero police station. Photos by Frederick

A journey by three Chinese engineers to their country for a break after executing a contract in DR Congo, ended on a sad note when they perished in a grisly road accident along the Luweero-Nakasongola highway on Thursday.

The 9:00pm accident took place at Ndibulungi, a narrow and sharp bend about 13kms after Luweero town on the Luwero –Nakasongola highway.

Willy Abahe, the officer in charge of traffic Luwero District said the accident took place when a saloon car in which the Chinese were travelling towards Kampala, collided head on with a truck that was moving in the opposite direction.

Abahe, who blamed the accident on reckless driving on the part of the driver of the saloon car, said that after colliding with the lorry, the saloon car in which the Chinese were travelling plunged into a roadside ditch, killing two people instantly. He said the third victim died while being rushed to hospital.



 

 

The Savannah Regional police spokesman, Vincent Sekate on Friday identified the deceased as Dong Duang, Ya Ngyiu, and Liau Jianrong, all Chinese nationals said to have been travelling to their country.

He said a fourth Chinese who was travelling in the same car, Wu Chinlin survived with severe injuries and was rushed to Mulago hospital while in critical condition.

By Friday, the mangled wreckage of the saloon car lay at Luweero police station to where it was towed.

Also at the station was the Isuzu truck which collided with the saloon car.

A Gulu based Asian businessman, Suman Patel who was at the police station, said he had hired the truck to transport his merchandise from Kampala to Gulu, but was shocked to hear that the truck had got involved in an accident at Ndibulungi.

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