Ten Roadside Vendors Killed in Ntungamo Accident

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In short
The Accident involved a lorry registration number UAV 418 V which lost control and swerved off the road killing roadside market vendors. Three of the dead are from one family

Up to ten people have been confirmed dead and four others injured in an accident at Rwahi trading centre in Kayonza Sub County, Ntungamo District this afternoon.

The Accident involved a lorry registration number UAV 418 V which lost control and swerved off the road killing roadside market vendors. Three of the dead are from one family.

Some of the dead have been identified as Allen Muheise, Peace Muhabwa, Justine Muhabwa and Allen Byanagwa among others.

An eyewitness Mashata Frank told Uganda Radio Network that the lorry was moving at very high speed. He says the lorry driver attempted to jump off the irrepressible truck upon sensing danger but failed.
 
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Yusuf Kiiza is an eye witness who lost over 10 bags of onions in the accident said the lorry was over speeding.

Fred Akiza, the officer in charge of the traffic police department at Rubare police station told our reporter that the spot is prone to fatal accidents. He said that the driver of the lorry has been arrested.
 
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The dead were transported to Itoojo hospital mortuary while the injured are at Kabale referral hospital.
 
On January 8, an accident involving Kibungo coach registration number UAM 804 U traveling from Kabale to Kampala rammed into a trailer registration number T 00220A/C 49809A at the same spot killing nine people and injuring 25 others.

 

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Anthony Kushaba
For Anthony Kushaba, journalism is not just a job; it is a calling. Kushaba believes journalism is one of the few platforms where the views of the oppressed and margainalised can be heard. This is what his journalism aims to do: bring to light untold stories.

Kushaba is the Mbarara region URN bureau chief. Mitooma, Ntungamo, Bushenyi, Sheema, Isingiro, and Kiruhura districts fall under his docket. Kushaba has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Kushaba is a journalism graduate from Uganda Christian University Study Centre at Bishop Barham College in Kabale. Before joining URN, Kushaba worked with Voice of Kigezi (2008), Bushenyi FM (2010) and later on to Voice of Muhabura.

Kushaba's journalism interests centre on conflict, peace and electoral reporting. Kushaba occasionally writes on tourism, health, religion and education. He describes himself as highly driven and will pursue a tip until it yields a story.