14 confirmed dead in Masaka accident

The police are yet to identify victims of the Thursday morning road accident in Masaka that claimed 14 lives.

Aaccording to a statement by the greater Masaka regional police spokesman, Muhammad Nsubuga, the accident occured after a Tanzanian registered trailer registration number TH77 BVW / T433 BDY Mercedes Benz collided with an on coming Toyota Hiace registration number UBE 995C from Mateete in Sembabule district.

The van had passengers heading to Kampala.

Nsubuga blames the accident on the trailer driver who he says was overtaking on the wrong side of the road.

“14 people died on spot that included five females, two male juveniles and seven male adults,” Nsubuga said.

So far, only one person has been identified as Francis Galambe, 36 year resident of Kayunga village in Matete sub-county.

“Efforts to identify the 13 victims is underway since none had any identification documents on them. The bodies of the victims have been conveyed to Masaka regional referral hospital for post mortem examination,” Nsubuga said.

The wreckage of the vehicles have been taken to Masaka central police station pending inspection by the Inspectorate of vehicles


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