8 dead in Kyenjojo, Karuma accidents

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A policeman at the accident scene

Five people are reported dead in an accident that happened Saturday in Kyenjojo district.

The driver of a lorry, registration number UAN 263S, lost control and plunged into a swamp at Rubango village in Katooke town council.

The lorry was carrying nine people, all workers of Kiryambogo supper catering services who were returning from a party.

Lydia Tumushabe, the Rwenzori West regional police spokesperson, identified the dead as; Christopher Kiiza, Rosemary Kasanda, Tushabe Versy and Grace Tukasubwa, all residents of Katebe village in Kyenjojo District.

The injured; B. Mujuni, Enid Kabasomi, Nyastazio and Bosco Burengero, were taken to Kyenjojo hospital.

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3 feared dead in Karuma accident

Meanwhile, three people including a driver, turn man and a passenger are feared dead after the vehicle they were travelling in plunged into the Nile River at Karuma Bridge in Kiryandongo District.

A Tata lorry registration number UAW 356, laden with dried cassava was reportedly travelling from Paidah town in Nebbi District heading to Hoima District on Friday when the driver lost control and plunged into the river at about 7pm.

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