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Iganga Accident Claims Two

Two people have been knocked dead at Idudi Trading Centre along Iganga – Bugiri highway.
Two people have been knocked dead at Idudi Trading Centre along Iganga – Bugiri highway.

The two, Wilber Maiyino, a resident of Ibaako village and an unidentified lady died on Tuesday night after a trailer truck registration number ZP 1834 traveling to Kampala, rammed into a motorcycle registration number UDK 183J killing the woman passenger instantly.

None of the relatives of the deceased has arrived to pick the bodies of the dead.

Mohammed Lubega, the Iganga hospital medical superintendent says the two were rushed to Iganga hospital in time but the lady was already dead with the head and limbs cut off. Wilber Mayino died shortly after arrival at the hospital.

Mayino died of excessive bleeding as a result of fractured limbs and body cuts.

Ananias Mugisha, the Iganga Officer in Charge of traffic says the cause of the accident was over speeding where the trailer driver lost control.

He says many drivers over speed along Iganga – Bugiri highway which has increased the number of deaths from road accidents this year.

Over thirty people have lost their lives since the beginning of this year along the highway compared to less than twenty last year.

In January 2011, 16 people died as a result of reckless driving along the same highway in Busesa.

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