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According to Khawanga, some of the people in Kadodi procession were also displaying the campaign posters of Geoffrey Natubu, one of the candidates for the Bududa LC V Chairperson’s seat since the circumcision candidate is his son.
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Five people have died and several others injured seriously in a cultural circumcision alias Kadodi procession at Nangara trading center in Kikholo town council in Bududa district.

The accident occurred around 7 pm on Wednesday evening when Fuso truck registration number UAQ769T rammed into a kadodi procession.

The truck that was laden with cement and coming from Bushika - Kholo - Bunamubi - Mbale road lost control and rammed into the procession.

Elisa Khawanga, the Bulucheke Sub County LC III chairperson was at the scene identified three of the deceased as Andrew Wekhola, Hajara Nabulo and Sharon Nandutu.

According to Khawanga, some of the people in Kadodi procession were also displaying the campaign posters of Geoffrey Natubu, one of the candidates for the Bududa LC V Chairperson’s seat since the circumcision candidate is his son. 

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Davis Wamono, a driver and eyewitness says the accident was a result of a mechanical problem in the truck. He says the truck driver tried hard to save lives but failed to control the truck.  

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Patrick Wakesa, another eyewitness says they thought all the people in the procession would be crashed but thanks God that the driver tried his level best to control the vehicle, which had jammed.

Police are yet to comment on the accident as the Officer Bulucheke Police station and his team were still gathering information by the time of filing this story.

Some of the accident survivors were to Bududa hospital and White cross-clinic for treatment.

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