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Man tries to steal from a dead passenger, meets wrath of onlookers

By Moses Bikala

Added 22nd November 2018 10:59 AM

Seven people died 10 others were admitted in critical condition after a taxi they were moving in came onto a head on collision with a coaster vehicle at Namasoga village, four kilometres along the Iganga-Jinja highway.

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Seven people died 10 others were admitted in critical condition after a taxi they were moving in came onto a head on collision with a coaster vehicle at Namasoga village, four kilometres along the Iganga-Jinja highway.

ACCIDENT  IGANGA

Yasin Nyombi could have passed for any concerned person who rushed to a scene of accident to offer assitance.

However, the 24-year-old man had a different mission. And this mission could have led him onto the list of those killed by the accident. Not that he was a passenger, but he tried to rob from a dead passenger.

Angry locals pounced on Yasin Nyombi and beat him up using sticks and bricks after he was caught picking money from the dead passenger.

Residents accused youths in the area of turning it into a habit of stealing money from passengers involved in accidents at the scene.

Seven people died 10 others were admitted in critical condition after a taxi they were moving in came onto a head on collision with a coaster vehicle at Namasoga village, four kilometres along the Iganga-Jinja highway.

The accident happened at around 10:30pm on Wednesday when the taxi registration number UAV 157E that was heading to Jinja from Iganga collided with the coaster registration number UAT 805F.

 

According to an eyewitness, Farouk Kiiza, a boda boda cyclist at the Namasoga stage said the driver of the taxi rammed onto the coaster vehicle as he tried to overtake a tractor that was heading to Jinja.

Bodies of the deceased fell on the tarmac after the entire roof top of the taxi was blown off.

The deceased were identified as Akamada Maganda, Musa Kange, Falidi Matende, John Baliruno, Badru Isabirye, driver of the taxi and Abdalah Bogere, the driver of the coaster.

The injured who sustained broken legs, hands and had deep cuts all over their bodies were identified as Gerald Lugolole, Joel Mutukula, Kulusumu Issa, Asha Naigaga, Saleh Kaziba, Francis Mayende, Kanani Yona, Mukanza Mudasiru and are currently admitted at Iganga and Jinja hospitals in critical condition.

Namasoga village is a black spot for accidents due to the sharp bend.

The officer in charge traffic Rogers Ndenge attributed the accident to speeding, recklessness on the part of the taxi driver.

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