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One Pupil Killed, 36 Injured in Kalungu Accident

The deceased identified as Abdullah Nsubuga is a pupil of Bright Primary school. The accident which occurred on Tuesday at Rukerere village along Bukulula- Kalungu road involved a truck canter registration number UAY 211B.
One pupil has died and 36 others injured in an accident in Kalungu District.

The deceased Abdullah Nsubuga is a pupil of Bright Primary School. The accident which occurred on Tuesday at Rukerere village along Bukulula- Kalungu road involved a truck canter registration number UAY 211B.

The truck was transporting pupils and teachers for a burial, but failed to climb the hill and veered off the road.

According to eyewitnesses, the accident was caused by failure of the truck driver to control the truck while climbing the hill because it was overloaded. 

The Southern Regional Police Spokesperson, Paul Kangave, police says that the injured pupils and teachers were rushed to Villa Maria hospital for treatment. 

He says that police is hunting for the driver of the truck who fled after the accident.

Kangave says that police has always cautioned school administrators and proprietors against transporting children on trucks but have failed to need to the warnings.     



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