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Four perish in Najjemba Trading Centre on Jinja – Kampala highway

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Four perish in Najjemba Trading Centre on Jinja – Kampala highway

Four lives have been lost following an accident at Najjembe Trading Centre, along Jinja- Kampala Highway in Buikwe district that happened on 14th Jan 2022.

According to ASP Hellen Butoto PRO Sezibwa Region, the accident involved a Tata lorry registration number UAX 660C and a commuter taxi.

She noted that the lorry which was moving from Jinja towards Kampala attempted to dodge a head-on collision with a taxi that was overtaking. However, it knocked five pedestrians in the process, killing four on spot, and seriously injuring one.

The deceased have been identified as Akumu Faith female aged 23years, a resident of Nsakya A’ zone in Najjembe Division, Buikwe district; Anyango Rose, a juvenile aged 14years and a resident of Najjembe in Buikwe district; Awori Promise also a juvenile aged 1yr and 8months and a daughter of the deceased (Akumu Faith) and Kimono Shamila aged 3.

The injured has been identified as Ojara Eric aged 8yrs.

The bodies have been conveyed to Kawolo Hospital mortuary for postmortem examination while the hunt for the Tata lorry driver who fled from the scene of the accident is on.

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