1 dead, 24 hurt in Kibuku car crash

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One person is reported dead and 24 others injured in an accident that happened along Tirinyi-Pallisa road on Monday afternoon.

The vehicle Reg NO UAW-981R that they were travelling in over-turned several times in an incident police blamed on over speeding.

The victims were travelling from Nanoko to Kapyani in Kasasira sub-county in Kibuku district.

The injured were admitted at Mbale regional hospital and Kibuku health centre IV respectively.

Kibuku District Police commander, Bonny Okoyi, identified the dead person as Sarah Mbeiza, a resident of Tirinyi who died minutes after reaching Mbale Hospital.

The driver identified as Patrick Mbuta, was arrested and detained at Kibuku police station.

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