UGANDA: Motor accident in Busia, 15 dead along Namayingo Musita Highway.

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A total of 15 people have died in a road accident involving a speeding taxi and a stationary Tata truck carrying sugarcane in the wee hours of Friday morning.

“The accident happened at around 4 am when a taxi registration number UBD 089A that was traveling from Namayingo to Busia rammed into a sugarcane truck that had been abandoned one the road and all the occupants of the taxi died on spot.

He explained that though the exact cause of the accident is not yet known, preliminary investigations show that the stationary sugarcane truck, registration number UWP 616 at Imanyiro village in Mayuge district could have caused the accident.

“There was no injured person in the accident. They all died on spot and the bodies have been taken to Mayuge health centre IV for postmortem examination as investigations into the accident continue.”

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