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15 perish in Mayuge road accident

Fifteen people travelling in a Kampala-bound taxi have been killed in a road accident in Imanyiro village along the Musita-Lumino highway in Mayuge district.

The deceased who were vendors from Namayingo town council were travelling to Kampala in a taxi registration number UBD 089A. The accident occurred at around 5:00 am according to police.  

James Mubi, the Busoga East police spokesperson says that the taxi which was over-speeding rammed into a stationary sugarcane truck, reg number UWP 616 at Imanyiro.

The taxi was carrying 17 passengers. However, two passengers survived with serious injuries and were rushed to Iganga general hospital. Mubi warned sugarcane truck drivers against parking along the highway.

"Sugarcane trucks are not supposed to be parked along the highway as they reduce on the road size and obstruct other road users which results into accidents," he said.

He added, "we shall organize night patrols where all adamant truck drivers found of parking along the highway shall be arrested.”

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+1 #1 Lysol 2020-02-14 22:05
Uganda two-lanes roads are one of the most dangerous in the continent.
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0 #2 rubangakene 2020-02-14 22:55
This government built these beautiful roads (infrastructures), they should be able to police their use.

No risk assessment included in the project. Chinese come and build the roads, Chinese are not aware of the psyches of Ugandans and driving!
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+1 #3 Wainanchi 2020-02-15 03:17
Deepest condolences to the family of bereaved loved ones!!

Uganda Government put more police on roads and put many many more signs check technical warrant of fitness on all vehicles ,organize training and education of all drivers and put put put many many signs on the roads warning drivers on pending dangerous bends and places and also signs showing how many folks were killed this year as a warning.

To the police, please stop and check a speeding vehicles check if drivers have licences,if they are drunk,etc.Remove them from roads, save precious lives.

We love our good people of Uganda we need to protect their dear lives.Money comes next.
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-1 #4 godfrey mubiru 2020-02-15 05:42
when will this madness end? In the east, it is sugar-cane trucks

And on the Kampala-Masaka highway, it is sand trucks causing accidents. By now the traffic police should have come up with a solution/formula to tackle this menace.
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+1 #5 miki 2020-02-15 07:36
The issue of deaths in road accidents is now a national emergency and it must be treated as such.

Urgent measures must be taken to stem this calamity. Roads must be redesigned to physically separate traffic flowing in opposite directions, set up park and ride areas to prevent roadside parking along highways, give incentives for investment in heavy recovery equipment in case of break downs, put up and regularly maintain traffic signage, enforce common-sense traffic rules, replace the stupid Public Meeting law with a law that protects public infrastructures such as the roads etc.

We can even encourage our visionary president (he recently discovered the fact that losing fat is healthy!) to bring these ideas as his latest inventions, and therefore must be implemented, if this is what it will take to change Ugandan roads from being death and hell pathways.
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0 #6 wangaya jones 2020-02-15 09:26
let the government begin with the owner of the truck which led to the accident to pay all the families of the people who died in the accident so that other companies or truck owners will learn, otherwise if they take this for granted no one will ever learn
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0 #7 Wainanchi 2020-02-17 02:34
Police. Where are the cameras and tickets for those violating traffic rules.

Once hefty fines are being introduced and demerit points drivers will be more careful.

After they pay their fines ,they will think seriously how to behave on roads.Police, police must have greater policing and enforcement rules.SOS our dear lives Police.
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