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SCORES FEARED DEAD AS TAXI OVERTURNS IN KAMPALA

By Our Reporter

KAMPALA: Scores are feared dead after the over speeding taxi they were traveling in overturned in Kampala.

According to Faridah Nampiima the Traffic Police Spokesperson, the incident happened at Nile Venue, Radio One Village Division in the Kampala district.

“The territorial Police at Central Police Station Kampala, has today evening at around 1930hrs registered a single fatal accident at Nile Avenue, Radio one village, central division in the Kampala District,” she said.

The traffic police mouth piece also asserted that commuter taxi Reg no UAW 987Y, was traveling from the direction of speak road facing clement road with unidentified numbers of passengers on board at a high speed, and while approaching a sharp corner it failed to brake and failed to negotiate the corner.

‘’It’s alleged that  a commuter taxi Reg no UAW 987Y, was traveling from the direction of speak road facing clement road with unidentified numbers of passengers on board at a high  speed, and  while approaching a sharp corner it failed to brake  and failed to negotiate the corner,’’ she added.

Nampiima added, ‘’the taxi eventually fell down inside the UBC subway roundabout killing two occupants on spot and many unidentified sustained serious injuries.’’

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She also said the victims were rushed to Mulago National Referral Hospital for treatment and the body of the deceased were conveyed to city mortuary for postmortem.

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