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Masaka-Mbarara Accident Death Toll Rises to 14

According to Masaka regional police commander, Godfrey Mwesigye police has so far managed to identify two people and is still struggling to get identities of other people because they did not have identification documents.

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The death toll after the motor accident that occurred this morning on the Masaka –Mbarara  has risen to 14 after some of the victims that were rushed to hospital also died.

According to Masaka regional police commander, Godfrey Mwesigye police has so far managed to identify two people and is still struggling to get identities of other people because they did not have identification documents.

He says that the number has gone to 14 after recovering more bodies of two who had been rushed in critical condition to Masaka hospital before they were confirmed dead. These include 7 male adults, 5 females and 2 juvenile boys.

He however says that those injured including the trailer driver and another person who is yet to be identified are still receiving treatment in Masaka hospital though they are in critical condition.

The deceased are the driver of the commuter taxi Deo Kwese, and a passenger Francis Ngalambi, both residents of Matete town council in Sembabule district. He says that the accident was caused by human error by the trailer driver.

"Cue in:// “ the trailer...

Cue out: human error.”//

The Southern regional police spokesperson Muhamad Nsubuga says that police has publicized the incident to several police stations in Sembabule asking people who have relatives who were traveling in the commuter taxi involved in the accident to come to Masaka city mortuary and help the police identify the bodies.

The accident occurred during a heavy morning down pour at Kamirampango village, Kasijagirwa along Mbarara by pass in Masaka city when a speeding trailer had a head on collusion with a commuter taxi heading to Kampala from Sembabule.