22 admitted to Hoima Hospital after accident in Masindi

Some of the people who got involved in a traffic accident at Nyantonzi Village in Budongo Sub-county, Masindi District last evening admitted to Hoima Regional Referral Hospital. (Photo: Gad Asaba)

Twenty-two people are admitted to Hoima Regional Referral Hospital nursing wounds they sustained when a Fuso truck they were travelling in got involved in an accident at Nyantonzi Trading Centre in Masindi District.

Some of the injured who are below 18 years of age sustained fractured legs and head injuries among other body parts in the accident that occurred last (Sunday) evening while coming from Nyantonzi to play football en-route to Biiso sub-county in Buliisa district.

Some of the patients’ attendants who spoke to Kazi-njema News attributed the 6pm incident to over speeding that resulted in the driver losing control of the vehicle registration number UAT 169B that consequently overturned several times.

Ms Harriet Kaahwa, one of the patient attendants said she received a phone call about how her relative had got involved in the accident at about 7pm.

“On reaching at the scene, I found that many people had been seriously injured and crying for help. Plans were made to rescue them and were transported to Hoima Regional Referral Hospital at around 10pm.” Ms Kaahwa said.

Mr James Oyongi, a resident of Kayanja village in Biiso sub-county said that at around 8pm he was informed that his two sons had gone to play football and that they had been involved in the accident.

“Their condition is not yet good”, he said.

Ms Benina Mbambu, a Senior Nursing Officer in charge of Accident and Emergency Unit at Hoima Regional Referral Hospital, said they received the 22 casualties at around 1am and three of them sustained serious injuries and are in critical condition.

Survivors of the accident said the truck was carrying about 90 occupants.

When contacted, the Albertine Regional Police Spokesman, ASP Julius Allan Hakiza, said the matter was yet to be reported to police by press time, thus, had no any information about it.

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