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Police records 103 deaths due to accidents and crime in eight days

By Melanie Aanyu,

A total of 103 people were killed around the country during traffic accidents and crimes incidents in a period of eight days , police have said.
Giving a report of accidents that happened between April, 24 and May, 2, 2022, the Traffic Police spokesperson, Faraidah Nampiima said a total of 387 accidents happened between April, 24 and 30 in which 67 people were killed.
The Traffic Police spokesperson noted that from the 387 accidents, there were 341 victims and 67 of these died whereas 274 sustained injuries.
Nampiima revealed that over the weekend, between May,1 and 2, a total of 119 accidents happened all over the country and of these, 21 were accidents were fatal,62serious and 36 were minor..
The Traffic Police spokesperson said a total number of 9679 traffic offenders were arrested and issued with express penalty scheme tickets during the same period over offences including reckless driving, driving vehicles in dangerous mechanical condition, driving with invalid licences, not wearing seat belts and non-wearing of safety helmets for boda boda riders among others.