WORLD 14 people killed in central Uganda road accident


14 people killed in central Uganda road accident


18:36, May 06, 2021

KAMPALA, May 6 (Xinhua) -- Fourteen people died instantly following a road accident in the central Ugandan district of Masaka on Thursday, a humanitarian agency has said.

The Uganda Red Cross Society spokesperson, Irene Nakasiita, in a text message to reporters said the accident involved a trailer, a taxi and a motorcycle.

Nakasiita said the cause of the accident is not yet known saying police is yet to issue a statement.

According to police statistics, some 20,000 road accidents occur nationwide each year, causing more than 2,000 deaths and thus making Uganda among the countries with the highest traffic fatality rates.

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