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Two Brothers Killed in City Accident

Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, identified the victims as Shafic Tamale and Yassin Ssali aged 19 and 17 respectively.
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Two brothers were on Wednesday morning killed in an accident at Masanafu, Rubaga Division, in Kampala.   They died after the car they were driving rammed into a truck.

Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, identified the victims as Shafic Tamale and Yassin Ssali aged 19 and 17 respectively.

Owoyesigyire confirmed that the victims’ vehicle Subaru with registration number plate UAU 453Q knocked a parked Isuzu Elf registration number UAZ 752T. 

Ismail Ssemanda, an eye witness, said the Subaru was running so fast and it was very difficult for the teenagers to doge an Isuzu since there were no reflectors as it supposed to be at spots where the motor vehicle develops a mechanic problem.

“The Subaru was so fast. They could not see this Isuzu from a distance. They hit it from behind. The vehicle overturned. They were taken to hospital but we believe they had already died from here,” Ssemanda said.

Quoting eyewitnesses, Owoyesigyire said the Isuzu had allegedly developed a mechanical problem.

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Several accidents have happened in Kampala and its outskirts in the past few weeks leaving scores dead. Last month, Uganda People’s Defence Force –UPDF officer Lt Col Kawawa, was killed at Namugoona by a speeding taxi.

Kawawa died on spot and traffic flow at along the Kampala –Hoima road was paralyzed for over an hour, as police tried to record statements from eyewitnesses. Owoyesigyire said unidentified driver hit the UPDF officer at around 8 pm and abandoned the vehicle at the accident scene.

Unidentified cyclist was last week knocked dead by a truck at Kyebando –Kisalosalo Passover.

The truck driver did not stop though locals said the victim Majid was riding on the pedestrian side but the truck crashed him in a bid to dodge another vehicle.  

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