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  • Updated: September 22, 2022

Uganda: One Dead, Six Injured In Kampala-Masaka Road Crash

A 16-year-old girl died on the spot on Thursday and six others were rushed to hospital following a road crash along Kampala-Masaka highway.

The Monitor reports that the road crash which happened at Kavule swamp involved a truck from Masaka side heading to Kampala and a Toyota Noah.

The traffic and road safety spokesperson, ASP Faridah Nampiima said; “The motor vehicle overturned and fell on the lane of Kampala to Masaka.

"So far, one female adult has been confirmed dead and around six victims rushed to Double Cure hospital for first aid treatment."

The deceased was traveling with her relatives from Kawempe Division in Kampala and heading to Rukungiri District.

The 2021 Uganda Police Annual Crime Report says there was a 42 percent increase in the number of road crashes from 12,249 in 2020 to 17,443 in 2021.

The report says on average, Uganda loses approximately 10 people per day due to road crashes.

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Quadri Adejumo
Quadri Adejumo

Quadri Adejumo is a reporter and a column writer. He covers news on World, Diaspora and Health.

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