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Police Identify 4 Boys Killed in Mbirizi Road Accident

At least four people who died on spot at Mbirizi Town along Masaka-Mbarara Highway on Sunday afternoon have been identified.

The accident occurred when a motor vehicle Toyota Alex registration number UBA 995R lost control and kocked a motor cycle registration number UEG 115A. 

“The motor vehicle that was coming from Kampala heading to Mbarara due to over speeding lost control, knocking the motor cycle, killing two occupants of the motorcycle and two pedestrians on spot,” said Deputy Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango.

The occupants of the motor vehicle escaped unhurt but the driver got serious injuries and is currently admitted at a private clinic in Mbirizi town. 

The deceased have been identified as Isa Kawusa, a male juvenile of 10 years and son of Mr Haruna Matovu of Ndegeya Lwengo district.

Emmanuel Biragire, 18 and son of Mr. Badru Kankaka of Kabarungi, Lwengo district also died on spot. 

Geoffrey Bazeketa, a male juvenile of 11 years and son to Herman Sekandwa of Ndegeya, Lwengo district also perished in the accident. 

Onyango further revealed that Eddie Baguma, 30, the rider of the motor cycle and a resident of Bwami, Lwengo district died in the accident. 

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He said the bodies are at Masaka mortuary.

This is the first deadly accident along the highway since the festive season began. 

Police have since cautioned motorists to “avoid over speeding and always to adhere to the speed guidelines that are put on the sign posts along the highways.”

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