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Death toll of Uganda bus accident rises to 10

Other News Materials 12 November 2009 16:40 (UTC +04:00)
The death toll of a fatal road accident that occurred in Uganda's central district of Mubende on Wednesday has risen to 10 from seven.
Death toll of Uganda bus accident rises to 10

The death toll of a fatal road accident that occurred in Uganda's central district of Mubende on Wednesday has risen to 10 from seven, the police said here on Thursday, Xinhua reported

The Mubende district police commander Charles Rwakeesta told Xinhua by telephone that three critically injured people died on Wednesday night at Mityana hospital, raising the death toll to 10.

The accident occurred on Wednesday afternoon when the Kampala- bound bus overturned and rolled several times when it was dodging a commuter taxi,  making a U turn at Kalamba trading centre along the Mubende-Kampala highway, killing seven people on spot.

"The accident was a result of speeding. The bus driver lost control and went off road, before knocking a tree," said Rwakeesta.
   According to the police statistics, a total of 2,034 people died in road accidents in 2008 in Uganda.

The East African country registers at least 20,000 accidents each year that lead to at least 2,000 deaths, making it one of the countries with the highest road accident fatality rates in the world.

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