9 sustain injuries in Masindi road accident

Mr Simon Baguma, the Masindi General Hospital Administrator, speaks to our reporter in his office at the hospital. (Photo: Moses Andama)

A day later, Masindi has again this (Monday) morning had an accident that has left nine people treated with minor injuries at Masindi General Hospital and Kitara Medical centre in Masindi District.

This is after a commuter taxi carrying 14 passengers overturned at Kiina Trading Centre in Bikonzi Sub-county.

The taxi whose registration number was not readily established by publication time but commutes from Ntooma trading centre in Bwijanga sub-county swerved off the main road after its driver whose identity was not established lost its control, according to Mr Henry Karamagi, one of the injured passengers.

Mr Karamagi suspected that the vehicle developed a mechanical hitch that led to the accident since the driver was not over speeding.

When contacted, the Albertine Region Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Julius Allan Hakiza, said he was by press time unaware of the incident.

Meanwhile, the 33 Kinyara sugarcane cutters who were admitted after the lorry they were travelling in overturned on Saturday leaving five dead on spot and later another one at Masindi General Hospital are responding well to treatment.

The Masindi General Hospital Administrator, Mr Simon Baguma, says the patients will this week be discharged.

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