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Police identify victims of Namutamba road accident

At least eleven people are confirmed dead in Mbale Tirinyi road accident. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

NAMUTAMBA – Police have identified six of the eleven people who died in a road accident at Bukonte trading center along the Iganga-Tirinyi-Mbale highway on Sunday evening.

The accident involved a bus registration number UAX 852 belonging to YY Coaches and taxi registration number UAV 689E.

Those who died on spot are Ibrahim Waiswa, a resident of Bugweri, Afuwa Munaba, a resident of Budaka, Florence Kyazike of Luuka district, Umar Okwi, a resident of Iganga and Simon Lokutu and Godfrey Muhwesi, both from Bugiri district.

The survivors are Babra Nairuba, Slyvia Kampia, Robinah Mudondo, Ismael Maganda, and Joel Mawanda.

Nine people were killed on spot while another victim breathed his last this morning at Iganga General Hospital.

The Busoga East Region police Spokesperson, James Mubi  said some of the bodies have been handed over to the relatives but “we are still screening them and making a follow up using the recovered phones and sim cards to try to search for the families of the deceased persons.”

Issa Isabirye, a doctor attached to the causality ward at Iganga General Hospital told a local Television that three of the accident victims are out of danger and responding to treatment. He says two other victims have been referred to Jinja Regional Referral hospital for further management.

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