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Eight Perish in Kamuli Road Accident

The accident which occurred on Sunday involved a commuter taxi registration number, UAZ 861J from Jinja district which burst its tyres and knocked a motorcycle carrying two passengers who died instantly.
The wreckage of the accident.
Eight people have been killed and nine injured in an accident along the Jinja-Kamuli highway. 

The accident which occurred on Sunday involved a commuter taxi registration number, UAZ 861J from Jinja district which burst its tyres and knocked a motorcycle carrying two passengers who died instantly. 

The driver then lost control and knocked an electric pole in Nawantumbi village, killing six passengers. 

One of the eyewitnesses, Yakutu Waiswa, says that the driver was over speeding.

  "The driver was speeding at a high speed and failed to limit speed even when he reached our trading centre which is highly populated with a lot of motorists," he says. 

Fatuma Nakyanze, a survivor says that the taxi had loaded passengers beyond its capacity.

"The taxi had loaded 18 passengers instead of the recommended 14, and when it overturned, some failed to jump out and suffocated due to congestion," she says.

The Busoga North police spokesperson, Michael Kasadha says that the injured have been admitted at Kamuli Hospital.  

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