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Nine dead,Twelve injured in Masaka-Mbarara highway crash

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Aanyu Melanie | 95timefm

At least nine people died Wednesday evening following a road crash along Masaka – Mbarara highway, police said. 

The 7:30pm crash happened at Kaganda towards Kyojja swamp in Kinoni Lwengo District, according to traffic police spokesperson, Ms Faridah Nampiima.

“It is alleged that motor vehicle registration number RAF 168S/RL 1426 Mercedes Benz Actros trailer from Masaka heading to Mbarara side had a rear tyre burst, [and the driver] lost control crossed over to the lane of oncoming vehicles and rammed into motor vehicle registration number UBJ 084N Toyota Hiace and UAP 126A Mark II Grand, from opposite direction travelling to Masaka, killing nine people on spot,” she said.

Nampiima said the 12 injured persons have been rushed to Masaka regional referral hospital, with one in critical condition .