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Nakasongola Accident Claims Three, Wounds Three Others as Vehicles Crash

The accident occurred after a Toyota Harrier Registration Number UAZ.264S destined for Kampala from Gulu collided with a Toyota Mahindra registration number UBE153L destined for Nakasongal from Kampala.
18 Oct 2021 06:27
The wreckages of the two vehicles after the accident at Kyankonwa in Nakasongola

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Three people were killed on the spot and three others injured seriously following an accident in Nakasongola district on Sunday evening. The accident occurred around 7.30 pm at Kyankonwa village in Kakooge Sub-County about 90 kilometers into Nakasongola along the Kampala-Gulu highway.

The accident occurred after a Toyota Harrier Registration Number UAZ.264S destined for Kampala from Gulu collided with a Toyota Mahindra registration number UBE153L destined for Nakasongal from Kampala.  

Police have identified the dead as Manpreet Singh, 39 and Surrinder Pal Singh, 37, both Indian nationals and residents of Nakasongola and Aziz Onach, 38, also a

resident of Katuugo in the same district. Onach was the driver of Toyota Mahindra, which transporting the Indians to Nile Fiber Board Company at Kinoni in Nakasongola.

Police have also identified the injured as one Ganeshi, 42, also an Indian National and a resident of Nakasongola, Odyeke Christopher, 27 and Tonny Ogwal Tonny, the driver of the Toyota Harrier. The injured are nursing injuries at Nakasongola Health Centre IV.   

The deceased’s bodies are also lying in the mortuary at the same facility-pending postmortem. Police were yet to establish the cause of the accident by the time of filing this story. Isah Ssemwogerere, the Savannah Regional Police spokesperson told URN that investigations were still ongoing.

Jackson Ssekate, the LC I Chairperson of Kasambya village, which shares

borders with Kyankonwa village where the accident took place, says that by the time they arrived at the scene on a rescue mission, three people were already dead. 

 

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This accident occurred hours after a similar accident along the same highway in Nakasongola’s neighbouring Luwero district, which claimed two people on the spot and left two others with life-threatening injuries. 

The accident occurred at Ngogoro village about 70 kilometers into Luwero district along the Kampala-Gulu highway following the collusion of two Salon vehicles.

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