Nine confirmed dead in Lwengo accident

Lwengo – Nine people died in an accident in Kinoni along Masaka – Mbarara highway on Wednesday evening.

The accident happened at Kaganda towards Kyojja swamp in Kinoni at around 7:30 pm.

It is alleged that motor vehicle reg no RAF 168S/RL 1426 Mercedes Benz Actros trailer from Masaka heading to Mbarara side had a rear tyre bust, lost control crossed over to the lane of oncoming vehicles and rammed into motor vehicle reg no UBJ 084N Toyota hiace and UAP 126A Mark II Grand, from opposite direction travelling to Masaka, killing nine people on spot.

Faridah Nampiima, the traffic police spokesperson has confirmed this. “Twelve injured victims have been rushed to Masaka referral for first aid treatment, and one in critical condition.” She said

The incident comes only two days after another accident happened at Kibukuta Swamp, Kayabwe along the Kampala-Masaka highway killing five and injuring five others.The crash involved a Toyota Hiace taxi registration number UBM 489B and a Mercedes Benz registration number UAM445B Mercedes Benz which were both moving from Kampala side to Masaka District side, according to police.

Also, there was another crash on the same road a week ago that claimed lives of three people.

The crash involving a bus Reg. No. UAW 561P belonging to Global Coaches and a saloon car Toyota Corolla Fielder Reg. No. UBL 270S happened at Nabusanke Trading Centre in Kayabwe at 11am on December 18.

Nampiima reminds all road users to be vigilant and observe maximum road discipline.