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NJERU/BUIKWE: Fatal Accident Claims Two Lives, Leaving Two others in Critical Condition

By Our Reporter

 

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Volunteers helping police at the accident scene

A road accident involving a Fuso truck and Fuel Tanker has claimed two lives leaving two others critically injured.

 

According to SP, Hellen Butoto, the PRO Ssezibwa Region, the accident occurred on Friday August 4th, 2023, at Kitigoma village along the Jinja-Kampala highway in Buikwe District at 5:20AM.

 

She says the accident involved two motor vehicles with registration numbers UBB 716F (Fuso Fighter) and UAY 077A/UAY 928A (Fuel Tank).

Front view of the truck with two fatalities

According to preliminary findings, the Fuso Fighter with registration No. UBB 716F, driven by a yet to be identified person, was traveling from Jinja towards Kampala when it veered into the lane of oncoming traffic from Kampala, colliding with the M/Benz Fuel Tank vehicle (registration No. UAY 077A/UAY 928A) heading towards Jinja.

 

“The Fuso driver and turnman lost their lives in the accident and their bodies are being removed from the truck,” she says.

 

Meanwhile, the driver of the fuel tank and turn man have been rushed to Jinja Hospital in critical condition for medical treatment.

 

Both motor vehicles are still at the scene, awaiting towing, while inquiries are being conducted.

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