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Lwengo Accident Death Toll Rises to Seven

The number of people that died in an accident which occurred on Friday evening along Masaka-Mbarara highway has risen to seven after two others have been announced dead this afternoon at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital.


The number of people that died in an accident which occurred on Friday evening along Masaka - Mbarara highway has risen to seven. 

Earlier five people were reported dead immediately after the accident, before two others were announced dead on Saturday at the Masaka Regional Referral Hospital.

The deceased have been identified as Sarah Mboowa, 24, a resident of Bulenga, Betty Babijyweba, 40, a resident of Busembatya, Rose Nabikola, 37, a resident of Kalungu, Paul Iganga, Katende Ssemwongere, 18, a resident of Bulenga and Ivan Ssenteza, 19. The victims were heading to an introduction ceremony of a friend. 

The accident occurred at Kyabbogo in Kingo Sub County when a speeding global bus registration number UAU 523H rammed into a Toyota Noah registration number UAN 429H which had reportedly made an abrupt U-turn in the middle of the road.

Christine Muwanga is currently the only survival among the occupants of the Noah. However, she is still in a critical situation. Paul Kangave, the Southern Regional Police Spokesperson, says police has transferred her to Mulago National Referral Hospital for specialized treatment.

Kangave adds that police are working closely with families of the deceased to ensure that they can take the bodies for burial.

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