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Masindi road accident kills 2, injures 7 others

An accident along the Hoima-Masindi road has claimed two lives.

The accident occurred in Kisalizi trading centre, Masindi district in the early hours of Sunday morning when a Fuso tanker, registration number, UAY 410A which was carrying molasses, and a Bajaj motorcycle, registration number, UFF 692Y collided head-on. According to information from eyewitnesses, the Fuso tanker was travelling from Hoima to Masindi when it collided head-on with the motorcycle, which was heading towards Hoima.

The deceased have been identified as Matia Levul, the driver of the tanker and a resident of Buliima town council, Masindi district, and Amidu Aganyira, the motorcycle rider and a resident of Kisalizi, Masindi. Both died on the spot.

Seven other people were critically injured in the incident. Among the injured victims identified are Amis Mayanja, 40, a resident of Nalenge village in Bulange sub-county, Namutumba district; Robinah Ninsiima, 19, a resident of Buliima in Masindi district; and Shilifah Katusiime, 19, a resident of Buliima town council in Masindi district. The particulars of the other four injured victims are yet to be established.

All the injured victims were passengers in the tanker. The injured were immediately evacuated to Hoima regional referral hospital and Masindi General hospital for specialized medical attention. 

Preliminary police investigations suggest reckless driving on the part of both the driver and the rider. Both vehicles involved in the accident have been towed and are parked at Buliima police post.

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