WOBULENZI-UGANDA/NEWSDAY: Three people have been killed in an accident at Busula trading centre along the Kampala-Gulu highway, police said in a statement on Thursday.
The accident involved three vehicles; a Mercedes Benz trailer KBN 607P/ZB 3158 belonging to Palm Oil transporters Limited motor vehicle reg no. UBJ 673Y (Isuzu elf) and motor vehicle UBM 860S (Isuzu forward).
The deceased have been identified as a one Paul a male adult; Elisa, a resident of Busaawa-Semuto road in Wakiso district. The two were occupants of motor vehicle UBM 860S and a one Richard, a resident of Namanvudu zone in Gayaza. He was an occupant of motor vehicle registration number UBJ 673Y.
Preliminary findings indicate that motor vehicle the trailer that was coming from Kampala side in a convoy of about eight vehicles.
The vehicles were heading to Nakasongola barracks and were all loaded with bags of Ammonium Nitrate.
“On reaching at Busula trading centre near SUNAFRICA FUEL STATION the convoy found another parked trailer of the same company that had developed mechanical problem. These trailers in the convoy parked on the road covering the whole lane of Kampala – Gulu highway. The last trailer no. KBN 607P/ZB 3158 started over taking the parked trailers. In the due course, it crashed with an on-coming charcoal truck UBJ 673Y,” police said in a statement.
The two occupants in the truck died on spot while the driver sustained serious injuries. One of the occupants in the charcoal truck sustained serious injuries. He succumbed to injuries at Njonvu medical center.The victim (driver of Isuzu forward) was also taken to Njonvu medical center by good Samaritans.
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