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Three killed in Luwero-Nakasongola road accident

By Frederick Kiwanuka

Added 10th April 2016 08:35 PM

The Kampala-bound Isuzu coach that was coming from Gulu was trying to overtake a trailer.

Three killed in Luwero-Nakasongola road accident

The commuter taxi was mangled to scrap. (Credit: Frederick Kiwanuka)

The Kampala-bound Isuzu coach that was coming from Gulu was trying to overtake a trailer.

LUWERO - Three people were killed and five others got injured when a commuter mini-bus in which they were travelling collided with an Isuzu bus along the Luwero-Nakasongola highway.

The accident happened at Ngogolo, some 5km along the Luwero-Nakasongola highway in Luwero district.

The spot is just a few meters from where four teenagers were knocked dead by a speeding ambulance a week earlier.

Luwero district traffic officer Willy Abahe on Saturday identified two of the dead as: Allan Osinya (20), a resident of Busia and Herbert Mugisa (47). The third victim - a woman - is understood to have been a resident of Masindi.

Abahe said the Kampala-bound Isuzu coach (UAK 921X) that was coming from Gulu was trying to overtake a trailer when it rammed into the commuter taxi (UAV 059J) that was coming from the opposite direction.

According to the traffic officer, the driver of the coach was to blame for the accident.

The injured passengers of the commuter taxi were named as: Yuma Lazarus, Yuma Moses, Charles Byaruhanga Manuel Mbise and Mulangira Ssozi.

Abahe said the bus driver, who was not hurt, was arrested for dangerous driving and was interrogated at Luwero Police Station.

Survivor Yuma later told New Vision that they had left Kampala at around 4.00pm Friday and they were travelling to Masindi when the accident occurred. He sustained a fractured right arm.

The wreckage of the commuter taxi was towed to Luwero Police Station.

 

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