7 people die in two Jinja road accidents

Seven people have died in two separate accidents at Kakira on the Jinja-Iganga highway.

At Kakira, six people died on spot at about 10:15 pm on Monday when a commuter taxi in which they were traveling, collided with a cargo truck that was heading to Kampala,  according to Mr. Ashraf Magoma, a witness.

A short distance from the spot, a woman died after a motorbike on which she was traveling, was knocked by a speeding vehicle at Steel Rolling Mills.

The deputy Kiira Regional Police Commander, Mr. Onesmus Mwesigwa said that they had not identified the victims.

 “The cause of theses accidents is being investigated,” Mr. Mwesigwa said, adding that five people who sustained minor injuries are receiving treatment at Jinja Hospital.

Source: DM

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