Eleven more declared dead in Kisoro car accident

More eleven victims of the car crash have died at kisoro hospital where they were rushed for treatment according to the Kisoro District Police Commander, Patrick Charles Okotto.

Kisoro residents got a paralysis on Monday morning when an Isuzu Elf  truck registration number UAW 739M that was transporting traders with their sacks of Irish potatoes, crates of soda and beer, failed its driver and  hit the guard rails at Kanaba hills in Kanaba sub county in Kisoro district  leaving eleven killed on spot and 22 injured.
However, by today morning, of the 22 survivors only 11 were able to go through the night as have of the number was announced dead.
Patrick Charles Okotto says that there were over sixty people on the truck at the time of the accident and 31 others are still admitted at Kisoro and Mutorere hospitals with serious injuries.

He identifies some of the deceased as; Samatina  Kemigisha, Poku Apurunari , Fesino Kasande, Rogers  Imanishimwe, all from Rwabulindi Village in Muko sub County, Rubanda district.

The others are Moses  Arinaitwe Moses, Scovia  Oriahaba, Adrine  Iramashirwe, Berra Tindimwebwa, Peace  Akanyijuka , minor and  daughter of Tindimureba, Mary  Nyiramenyize and Mike Maxensia, among others all residents of Kisoro district.

The injured include Charity Hamulungi Leticia Tumushabe, Gad Twiine, Jesca Nyirabusungu, Vania Tindimulegula, Errestus Mucunguzi, Silva Katushabe, all residents of Muko Sub County in Rubanda district among others.

Hajji Shafique Ssekandi, the Kisoro Resident District Commissioner, says preliminary investigations indicate that the yet to be identified driver of the vehicle was driving under the influence of alcohol.

He further blames the driver for overloading the vehicle with goods and traders seated at the top.

A health worker at Kisoro Hospital on condition of anonymity said that many of the accident victims are in bad shape.


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