16 confirmed dead in Lugazi motor accident

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Sixteen people have been confirmed dead after a motor accident occurred at Kisagazi village, about three kilometres from Lugazi Town, along Kampala-Jinja highway.

Residents look on as police and others try to

Residents look on as police and others try to pull out bodies from the wreckage. According to eye witnesses, the driver of the trailer was speeding yet it had been raining heavily. He lost control of the vehicle and rammed into the taxi. Photo by Herbert Mugagga

The accident involved a trailer reg. no. UAY 8949G/UAU 6505 and a commuter taxi reg. no. UAZ 350U.

According to Mr Fred Ssemusu ,an eye witness, the accident occurred when the trailer which was coming from Kampala collided head-on with the taxi from the opposite direction.

Police remove the wreckage of the taxi away

Police remove the wreckage of the taxi away from the scene of the accident. It is feared that all the occupants of the taxi are dead. Photo by Herbert Mugagga

“The driver of the trailer was speeding yet it has been raining very heavily. He lost control of the vehicle and rammed into a taxi which was heading to Kampala,” Mr Ssemusu , a resident in the area, told Daily Monitor. The sixteen include 14 passengers from the commuter taxi, driver and the conductor.

Police remove the wreckage of the taxi away

Police remove the wreckage of the taxi away from the scene of the accident. It is feared that all the occupants of the taxi are dead. Photo by Herbert Mugagga

By the time of filing this report, police along with residents were trying to cut the wreckage of the commuter taxi and four bodies had been removed from the wreckage.

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