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Kisoro Accident Claims 11

By APN Reporter


Eleven people have died while many others are injured in a motor
accident that occurred at Kagano village in Kanaba Sub County, Kisoro
district along Kabale-Kisoro road.

The accident occurred on Monday at around 10:00AM when an ISUZU ELF
vehicle registration number UAW 739M that was carrying sacks of Irish
Potatoes, Crates of Soda and Beer, and traders failed to negotiate a
sharp corner in Kanaba hills and hit guard rails.

Deus Tumuranze, one of the survivors says that the vehicle was coming
from Mengo in Kaara parish in Muko sub county, Rubanda district
heading to Kisoro daily market in Kisoro Municipality.

Tumuranze says that when the vehicle hit guard rails, all the traders who were
spitted on top of the goods feel down.

Tumuranze says that all the dead were killed by the guard rails and
other goods which were in the vehicle since the vehicle remained

Tumuranze says that among the dead are the driver and owner
of the vehicle only identified as Bikwasi, a businessman from Kaara in
Muko Sub County. He says that the injured are being rushed to Kisoro
He also says that all the bodies of the deceased as still lying at the
scene as police prepares to take them to Kisoro hospital mortuary for

John Baptist Twinomugisha, an Ambulance attendant at Kisoro hospital,
, is one of the people who were helping to transport the injured to
Kisoro hospital and the nearby health facilities, with the police.

He identified some two of the injured he had transported to the hospital
as Brenda Kemigisha from Muyebe in Buhara sub county of Kabale
district and Enock Namara from Kaara parish in Muko Sub county of
Rubanda district.

Twinomugisha says that the death toll is likely to increase since most
of the casualties were in bad condition with broken legs, arms, and
deep wounds in the chest stomach and heads.

The Kisoro District police Commander, Charles Okotto says that police
traffic is at the scene managing the situation. Okotto says that
police will give an official statement later because the causalities
are still being rushed to Kisoro hospital in critical conditionS

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