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MOTORING: Dos and don’ts at an accident scene

Rule One: Don’t admit liability Kampala, Uganda | MOTORING GURU | It says that on your insurance sticker: “Don’t admit liability”. So be smart. Stay calm and say what is absolutely necessary only. A seemingly innocent comment may be used against you if it gets recorded in police statement. Also don’t …

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At least 10 killed in Zambia mine dump collapse: police

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP | At least 10 subsistence miners were killed when a mine dump collapsed in Zambia’s second-largest city and copperbelt mining hub Kitwe on Wednesday, police said. “So far we have retrieved 10 dead bodies and seven bodies of those injured,” said Copperbelt province police commissioner Charity …

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Scores injured in another accident in Kiryandongo

Several people have sustained injuries in another accident in Kiryandongo district. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | According to sources, the accident on Sundayt involved a car in which the wife to an Assistant Chief Administrative Officer of Pakwach District, Charles Muswa, and her relatives were traveling. In the car …

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Brazilian newborn survives seven hours buried alive

Sao Paulo, Brazil | AFP | A newborn indigenous baby girl in Brazil survived seven hours of being buried alive by her family, prosecutors said Thursday, following her rescue. A nurse alerted authorities on finding out that the girl had been buried shortly after her birth Tuesday in the Xingu …

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Gaagaa: Bus to hell?

After May 25 accident in which 22 perished, company’s record on the road is under scrutiny Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The May 25 accident involving a Gaagaa Bus, a tractor, and a beer truck in Kiryandongo along the Gulu-Kampala highway in which 22 passengers died and 14 suffered serious …

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UN plane crashes in DRC injuring five

Kananga, DR Congo | AFP | Five people were injured when a small plane operated by the UN’s humanitarian air service overturned on the runway in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday, the organisation said. The accident happened during take off on a remote runway in Kamonia, in central …

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TRAGEDY: 22 confirmed dead in Kiryandongo accident

  Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |Twenty-two people have been confirmed dead in the tragic accident which happened in Kiryandongo district on Friday evening. The dead include four juveniles and 18 adults. The 14 injured have been air lifted to Kampala for medical attention. “We continue to thank all those …

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Dozens feared dead in Kiryandongo accident

  Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Scores of travellers are feared dead following a fatal accident at Nanda-Kiryandongo district along the Kampala Gulu Highway. The accident involved Gaagaa bus, a trailer and a tractor.  Our reporter at the scene says that bodies and survivors are strewn all over the …

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50 dead in boat accident in northwest DR Congo

Mbandaka, DR Congo | AFP | Fifty people died in a boat accident on a river in remote northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), officials said on Friday. The accident happened on the Momboyo river Wednesday night, Richard Mboyo Iluka, vice governor of Tshuapa province, told AFP, saying: “We found …

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