14 people killed in Masaka road accident

Posted: 2021-05-06T11:16:13Z
14 people killed in Masaka road accident

The police have confirmed that fourteen people died in the Thursday morning accident on Masaka – Mbarara highway.

The accident followed a head on collision involving a commuter taxi in which they were travelling and a trailer, at 7am this morning.

According to Asp Muhammad Nsubuga the Masaka Regional PRO, A Tanzanian trailer registration number TH77 BVW / T433 BDY Mercedes Benz collided with a Toyota HiAce registration number UBE 995C that was coming from Sembabule-Matete to Kampala. 

The trailer driver was overtaking on the wrong side of the road.

14 people died on spot. They include; 5 females, 2 male juveniles and 7 male adults.

Only one deceased person has been identified as Galambe Francis, 36 years, a resident of Buyoga village Kayunga Matete Sub County, Sembabule District.

Efforts to identify the 13 victims is underway since none had any identification documents on them. The bodies of the deceased have been conveyed to Masaka Regional Referral Hospital for Post mortem examination.

Nsubuga says the wreckage of the vehicles have been taken to Masaka Central Police Station pending inspection by the Inspectorate of vehicles.
He urged all road users to take cognizant of existing road safety measures.