8 dead in Eid rush on Masaka road

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The accident happened along Masaka road

Eight people are reported dead and several others injured in a motor accident that happened on Sunday along Masaka road.

According to the report, a Toyota premio collided with a minibus at Kalandazzi swamp between Buwama town council and Kyabaaza trading centre in Mpigi District.

A taxi registration number UWA 171W travelling from Masaka to Kampala collided with the Toyota premio registration number UAM 215D, which was travelling from Kampala to Masaka.

Five people who were in the premio died on spot as well as three others were among those in the taxi.

Victoria University

The bodies were taken to Gombe hospital for a post-mortem.

The accident, which happened on the day Muslims were celebrating Eid Mubarak, was blamed on reckless driving.

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