Tough Season! Nine Die On Spot As Three Vehicles Crash Along Masaka-Mbarara Highway

Tough Season! Nine Die On Spot As Three Vehicles Crash Along Masaka-Mbarara Highway

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By Spy Uganda

It is a moment of grief for the families of nine people who perished last night, Wednesday [28th December 2022) in the Masaka – Mbarara highway accident.

Uganda Police Traffic Directorate Spokesperson Faridah Nampiima via Twitter said the accident happened at 7:30pm at Kaganda towards Kyojja swamp in Kinoni Lwengo District.

She tweeted; “It is alleged that motor vehicle registration number RAF 168S/RL 1426 Mercedes Benz Actros trailer from Masaka heading to Mbarara side had a rear tyre burst, [and the driver] lost control crossed over to the lane of oncoming vehicles and rammed into motor vehicle registration number UBJ 084N Toyota Hiace and UAP 126A Mark II Grand, from opposite direction traveling to Masaka, killing nine people on spot.

She adds that the 12 injured persons have been rushed to Masaka regional referral hospital, with one in critical condition.

“Our fire and rescue services personnel at the scene removing the stuck bodies. Details of the deceased persons and the injured will be shared in due course. Our condolences to the family of the deceased persons and wish a quick recovery to the injured,” she adds.

Uganda Red Cross Society has also tweeted that its emergency ambulance response team responded in time and evacuated the injured to hospital.

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