Masindi Accident Victims Referred To Mulago For Surgery

Three victims of the Thursday Masindi-Hoima road accident have been referred to Mulago hospital for specialized borne surgery.
The three are part of the nine that were admitted at Hoima regional referral hospital after when the Kinyara Sugar factory truck transporting workers lost control killing eleven people on the spot.

Dr. Pitman Mbabazi,  who is treating the victims at Hoima Hospital Accident and Emergency Ward says the three suffered severe body fractures which required specialized borne surgery at Mulago.

Dr. Mbabazi explains that the remaining six are stable and out of danger.  He could not reveal the names of three patients saying he needed consent from them or their relatives.

When Uganda Radio Network visited the ward in which the other survivors were being treated, many of the patients' limbs and arms were plastered.

Meanwhile Dr. George Bateganya the Masindi Hospital Director says two of the accident victims at the hospital have been referred to Lacor Hospital for severe head damages treatment.  He says the remaining twelve suffered minor injuries and could be discharged soon.


Three others did not sustain any body injuries but are under observation at the hospital. Others were admitted in private clinics in Hoima and Masindi towns.

On Thursday afternoon eleven people died and 32 others were injured after a Fuso Lorry registration number transporting Kinyara Sugar Factory workers overturned at Zebra on the Hoima-Masindi road

The truck was leaving the Kinyara Sugar plantation heading to Masindi town at the time of the accident.

Police have identified some of the deceased as Arajab Mugenyi, Merida Akugizibwe, Grace Nyangoma, Rogers Kugonza, Wilson Isingoma,Grace Tibulihwa,Jamila Katusabe,Sarah Mugisa, Hilda Katwesige and Grace Basemera.