Category Archives: Accidents

Four Dead, 35 Critically Injured in Zombo-Nebbi Road Accident

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Four people have died while thirty-five others are critically injured after the vehicle they were traveling in overturned along Zombo-Nebbi Road.  

The accident which occurred in the early evening hours of Sunday involved a lorry that was carrying over 50 people who were returning to Lira district from a traditional marriage in Zombo.

3000 People Die Mysteriously Every Year- CID Records

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Uganda loses at least 3000 people under unclear circumstances every year, according to data by the criminal Investigations Department covering a period of four years.

In 2019, the data shows, 3,316 people died mysteriously. This means that the circumstances surrounding their death could not be categorised under murder by shootings, poisoning, mob action, aggravated domestic violence nor traffic fatalities. There were 3, 318 similar deaths in 2018, another 3,123 in 2017 and 2,963 in 2016.

In all four years, the criminal investigations directorate has been classifying such deaths as unspecified. The data for the mentioned years shows unspecified deaths contributed to the highest percentage of deaths every year. For instance, overall deaths in 2019 stood at 4,718 yet of these 3,316 were unspecified.

Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago collapses, condition worsens

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Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago collapses as he attended commemoration mass of the late Archbishop Cyprian Lwanga at Rubaga Cathedral

Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago has been evacuated from Lubaga Cathedral after collapsing during the mass to commemorate the life of former Kampala Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Lwanga.

Three Perish in Jinja Road Accident

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Three people have been confirmed dead after being involved in a road accident along the Jinja-Iganga highway.

It has been reported that the victims who mainly produced dealers were traveling from Pallisa district to Kampala.

They were traveling in a commuter taxi of the ‘drone’ series, registration number; UBJ 318C which had a tire burst at Wairaka junction, overturned several times, living three people dead and 11 others critically injured. 

Tears as sand quarry bury & kills S2 student in Kanungu

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Rodney Aturinda, 17, a Senior Two student of Bright Future SS Kihihi, died on the spot after a sand quarry collapsed and buried him alive as he was loading a tipper lorry together with other five people who sustained injuries in the  incident.

The Kanungu Resident District Commissioner, Shaffik Sekande said that after getting this  information  he immediately brought a district bulldozer to the rescue and the body of the 17 years old boy was retrieved after residents had tried to retrieve it with hoes and spade in vain.

Sad: six fishermen drown in lake Kyoga

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Six fishermen are feared dead in Serere district after drowning during stormy weather on Wednesday night. The fishermen had sneaked into the lake with illegal fishing gears like seine nets in small boats when they drowned.

Those feared dead are Sam Okweny from Agule Village, Moses Enyamu from Akumoi 2 Village, Isaac Odongo from Akumoi 1 Village- all in Pingire Sub County and two others only identified as Ajalu and Otim from Omagara Village in Kateta Sub County in Serere district.  The other fisherman identified as Charles Olupot alias Odipira is said to be from Amuria District. 

Mpigi Traffic Officer Knocked Dead in Road Accident

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A speeding vehicle has knocked dead a traffic policeman and injured another critically at Kampiringisa traffic police checkpoint in Kammengo Sub County in Mpigi district. 

The deceased has been identified as police constable Alex Kakose while the injured is Elias Asaya. Both the deceased and injured police officers are attached to Kammengo police station. 

Asaya is admitted at Mpigi health center IV in critical condition.