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Ministry of Agriculture Vehicle Overturns in Nakasongola, Kills Two People

The rescue team found that two of the occupants died on spot. They include a Woman and a baby girl aged about 3-years. The injured were taken to St. Franciscan Health Center, Kakooge and the bodies to Nakasongola Health Center IV mortuary.
07 Apr 2021 17:59

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Two people have been confirmed dead following an accident involving a Ministry of Agriculture vehicle in Nakasongola, along the Kampala-Gulu highway. Four others sustained injuries in the accident, which occurred this afternoon at Kakira, in Katuugo Sub-County.

The Officer in Charge of Katuugo Police Station Innocent Sande says that the Isuzu double cabin vehicle, registration number UG 2474A, loaded with a casket, was heading to Pader district from Kampala when the tragedy occurred. He adds that the accident was caused by a puncture on the left hind tyre, a result of which the vehicle lost control and swerved off the road before overturning.

The rescue team found that two of the occupants died on spot. They include a woman and a baby girl aged about 3-years, both relatives of the body they were going to bury in Pader. The injured were taken to St. Franciscan Health Center, Kakooge and the bodies to Nakasongola Health Center IV mortuary.

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Cue out... a young kid."//

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Cue out... za Gulu, Pader."//

Savannah Region police spokesperson Isah Ssemwogerere confirms the accident in a brief phone interview. By the time of filing this report, Ssemwogerere says the force is still collecting more particulars including the identities of the casualties involved in this tragic development.