Herman Muzeyi, one of the residents, says initially they thought robbers had blocked the road, but upon a closer look, they realised the trucker was dead on the steering wheel.
There is tension in Lukaya town council
in Kalungungu district following the death of a Tanzanian truck driver.
Suudi Madrikete Kayiji, who was driving a fuel
truck registration number T 541CSA on his way from Kampala died while trying to
park the truck at Lukaya park yard on Monday night.
Herman Muzeyi, one of the residents, says initially they thought robbers had
blocked the road, but upon a closer look, they realized that the trucker is dead on
the steering wheel.
He says they immediately notified police, which tried to
pull the fuel truck from the middle of the road in vain.
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Muhammad Nsubuga, the Southern Region
Police Spokesperson, says the deceased’s’ body is lying at Masaka Regional Referral
hospital pending postmortem to establish the cause of death.
Nsubuga has warned drivers against
driving long distances without getting sufficient rest, saying they risk
collapsing on the job as the case is been with the truck driver.
He says police
has towed the truck to Lukaya police station and reopened Kampala-Masaka
highway after being blocked for several hours.