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Seven die in 2nd accident in 6 months at Bulyantete


Seven die in 2nd accident in 6 months at Bulyantete

The February 2017 crash in which 16 died at Bulyantete

Seven people were confirmed dead and eleven others seriously injured following a horror road accident involving a taxi and two trailers at Bulyantete near Lugazi along the Kampala-Jinja highway.

The accident happened Sunday evening at around 8pm at Bulyantete in Buikwe district, a few kilometres from Lugazi town.

The scene of the accident is near the sport where 16 people perished on February 1, 2017.

According to Helen Butoto, the police spokesperson for Ssezibwa region, the latest tragedy happened when a trailer abruptly entered the road from a washing bay and hit the taxi that was travelling from Kampala to Jinja. Six people died on spot and another one died at Kawolo hospital in Lugazi.

The driver of the second trailer that was travelling from Kampala failed to brake and rammed into the taxi.

The injured have been rushed to Kawolo hospital for treatment while bodies of the deceased have also been taken to Kawolo hospital mortuary for post-mortem.

The trailer that reportedly caused the accident is reg. No. KPJ 271L/ZD 1955 and the Taxi is reg. No UAZ 971R.The second fuel tanker was UAX 170Q/UAY 064C travelling from Kampala to Nairobi.

Moses Kyaggwe, a resident of Kisoga zone in Mbiko, one of the survivors blames the accident on the trailer that abruptly entered the highway.



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