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Taxi Plunges into River Namatala

According to eyewitnesses, the driver lost control after dodging a Boda Boda rider who was making a U-turn in the middle of the road.
A taxi plunged into river NAmatala

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A taxi carrying nine passengers on Sunday plunged into River Namatala. The accident occurred at Milo five at the border between Mbale and Budaka district.

 The taxi registration number UBH 088D was from Mbale heading to Kampala with nine occupants along Mbale-Tirinyi road.

According to eyewitnesses, the driver lost control after dodging a Boda Boda rider who was making a U-turn in the middle of the road.

 Peter Wabyona, who operates a water pump at the river, who survived being hit by the taxi, says that the accident was also caused by the narrow bridge at the river.

 //Cue in: “Evilide side ye Mbale….   

Cue out: …echilese a kabenje”//  

Wycliffe Ochola, another eye witness blamed the accident on the Boda Boda rider who made a U-turn in the middle of the road.  

 //Cue in: “Waliwo owa boda….   

Cue out: …babajje mu bulunji”// 

Police Spokesperson in the Elgon Sub-region, Rogers Taitika, said that the driver of the taxi was over speeding which could have been the cause of the accident. He said there were no causalities and commended the people of the area for rescuing the passengers.

 //Cue in: “Omugoba wa Motoka eno….   

 Cue out: …tewali afude”//  

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