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Mbarara Road Accident Claims 8 Lives on Spot

By Our Reporter

 

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A fatal road accident involving a Fuso Fighter truck and a Global Company Bus has so far claimed lives of eight people.

 

The accident occurred at 7:10PM last evening, 8th September 2023 at Mile 17 along the Mbarara-Isingiro Road in Isingiro District.

 

According to SP Kananura Michael, the Spokesperson of Traffic & Road Safety, motor vehicle registration number UBL 945U (Fuso Fighter), which was carrying scrap and people, lost control while speeding on a slope at Mile 17 along the Isingiro-Mbarara Road, traveling from Isingiro to Mbarara, and failed to break.

 

“It crossed into the opposite lane of the oncoming vehicle, colliding with motor vehicle registration number UBG 812K, owned by the Global Bus company, which was traveling from Mbarara to Isingiro,” Kananura says.

 

This collision resulted in the immediate death of 8 individuals traveling on the Fuso Fighter, while one person on the bus sustained minor injuries. The victim has been taken to a nearby clinic in Isingiro for first aid.

 

Kananura says the bodies of the deceased have been taken to Mbarara Referral Hospital for postmortem adding that both vehicles involved in the accident are currently being towed to Isingiro Police Station for inspection.

 

“The primary cause of this accident has been identified as reckless driving by the driver of motor vehicle UBL 945Y (Fuso Fighter),” he says.

 

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