Two Killed in Fort Portal Accident

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Lydia Tumushabe, the Rwenzori Region Police spokesperson attributed the accident to reckless driving.

Two people have been killed in a motor accident in Fort Portal. The accident occurred on Tuesday evening at 7:00pm on Kakiza road in West Division, Fort Portal Municipality.
The dead, whose identities are yet to be established, were travelling with others from a burial in Burungu village in Karambi Sub County. 

Lydia Tumushabe, the Rwenzori Region Police Spokesperson says that the mourners were travelling on top of a Fuso truck registration number UAS 065B, which overturned several times after the driver failed to negotiate a corner on Kakiza road.

According to Tumushabe, 33 people were injured in the accident and were rushed to Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital. She attributed the accident to reckless driving. 


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Emmanuel Kajubu
Emmanuel Kajubu is proud to have been the first Ugandan journalist to write in depth pieces about the Tooro Kingdom institution. His knowledge of the inner workings of the Tooro Kingdom is what made him privy to the splits in the royal family. These splits almost challenged Tooro Omukama Oyo Nyimba Iguru's reign.

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