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Police confirms 10 people perished in Iganga-Tororo fatal accident 

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At least ten people are reported dead in a fatal accident which occurred along the Iganga-Tororo highway in Bugiri District.

In a statement issued by Michael Kananura, Spokesperson Directorate of Traffic and Road Safety, noted that the accident occurred yesterday at around 07:50 pm, which involved six vehicles.

Kananura said that Preliminary information indicates that the motor vehicles were all moving in the same direction towards Tororo, except for one vehicle, registration number KAE 254c/ZA 5971, a tanker loaded with molasses, which was traveling in the opposite direction towards Iganga.

“Motor vehicle registration number UAW 963m, a Toyota HiAce, attempted to overtake a queue of vehicles. The driver noticed an oncoming vehicle while still overtaking and swerved to the left to yield, unaware that the oncoming vehicle was a trailer tanker loaded with molasses and pulling another trailer,” he said.  

He added that the rear part of the trailer collided with the taxi, crushing it against another trailer, KBJ 155c/ZD 2621, a Mercedes Benz. Consequently, the trailer tanker lost control, overturned, and caught fire.

“10 people, including 8 passengers of the taxi, its driver, and the trailer tanker driver, lost their lives on the spot,” Kananura revealed.

The traffic police responded to the scene immediately, and the bodies were transported to Bugiri hospital mortuary for post-mortem examination.

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