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Four killed, 13 injured in Mabira forest accident

The wreckage of the coaster bus

The wreckage of the coaster bus

Four people have been confirmed dead following an accident that occurred last night in Mabira forest along the Kampala-Jinja highway. 

Police records indicate that the accident occurred when a coaster registration number UBD 343P which was destined for Mbale, collided with a Kampala-bound trailer, registration number T643DNU/T841DNB.

The deceased have been identified as Eric Kasumba, the coaster driver, detective corporal Andrew Mutampa attached to Katwe police station and Wilson Sanyu. One other body remains unidentified.

The bodies were taken to Kawolo hospital while 13 survivors were rushed to Jinja referral hospital for treatment. Kenneth Koda, one of the victims of the accident says that the driver was overtaking and lost control when he noticed the trailer approaching.

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