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POLICE: 21 dead in horrific Masaka road accident

SATURDAY

Police has confirmed that 21 are dead after a horrific road accident involving four cars and a truck in Mpigi on Masaka road in Uganda on Saturday. The accident happened at Kampiringisa just after 5pm.

“Five vehicles were involved in the accident on the Kampala-Masaka highway when a private car was overtaking many vehicles at a busy section of the road” Police official Phillip Mukasa told AFP.

 

 

 

 

 

Kampirigisa

Two of the vehicles were reported to be carrying mourners from a funeral.

The vehicles involved in were towed to Kamengo and Mpigi Police stations for inspection. They include a Toyota Noah UAS 567C, two Toyota Hiace taxis reg.number UAX 781N, and UAN 443P, Trailor reg.number KBN290X/ZD5983.

Police issued a statement. “The police calls for calm and patience and assures the public that the hospital staff and the Police officers are working around the clock to save more lives, and to keep the public updated.”

“The Police also cautions the general public against recklessness on the road. Passengers and drivers must exercise caution and ensure that driving is in accordance with the traffic guidelines so as promote road safety.”

 

SUNDAY:

Two are reported dead Sunday afternoon after three cars were involved in another accident on Masaka road.

 

 

 

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