Six perish in Luwero accident

The affected tax along Lukomera village, Luwero district on Kampala-Gulu Highway.
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Six people have been confirmed dead in an accident that occurred at Lukomera village, Luwero district on Kampala-Gulu Highway.

According to police reports, a taxi heading to Kampala from Luweero registration number UAU 526A collided with a lorry registration number UBB 030D last night at around 11 pm.

Only one of six deceased is female.

Preliminary reports by police indicate that reckless driving caused the accident, alleging that the taxi was overtaking in a sharp bend when the accident happened.

Savannah Police Region spokesman, Assistant Superintendent of Police Paul Kangave said eight people sustained injuries and have been taken to Bishop Asiri Hospital (Lachor) in Kasana-Luweero for treatment.

Kangave noted that details of the identities of the deceased and injured will be communicated later.

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