At least 32 dead in Uganda pileup ~ #REUTERS:


Five vehicles collided on a highway in western Uganda on Tuesday evening, killing at least 32 people and injuring five others, according to multiple corroborating accounts.

Irene Nakasiita, communications officer at the Ugandan Red Cross, said on Wednesday that the crash happened on the Fort Portal-Kasese highway, a narrow lane under construction in Kasese district.

Early reports indicate that a speeding van carrying a coffin for a funeral collided with another car before a third vehicle carrying several people crashed into the pile and two other drivers lost control. control and do not rush into damaged vehicles.

The government daily Daily Monitor interviewed a witness who also described the scene as a chain reaction accident.

Police have opened an investigation to determine the circumstances of the accident.

In Uganda, more than 2,000 people die in road crashes a year, placing the East African country among the nations with the highest number of road deaths.


Source: Reuters-VOA.


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