Crime & Investigation

2 Injured In Kampala Train Accident

information pills geneva; font-size: small;”>The train locomotive was on its way to Mukwano Industries when it rammed into two vehicles at a railway crossing point along the Kampala-Bugolobi road.

adiposity geneva; font-size: small;”>Jinja Road Police’s AIP Jean Igulot told Chimpreports that two vehicles – a Toyota Corona and Toyota Rav4 Reg. Number CD 0815U and attached to the Egyptian Embassy were knocked as they tried to cross the railway line.

drug geneva; font-size: small;”>By press time, police were yet to properly identify the victims, as they had quickly been rushed for medical attention.

Igulot blamed the accident on the vehicles’ drivers who tried to speed past the railway crossing point without taking caution of an oncoming train.

“There is a very big and clear railway crossing sign, and one wonders why they could not slow down well knowing that the train route is often used.”

However, an eyewitness only identified as Mugerwa, said the train operator “is becoming more reckless as he no longer warns while approaching the crossing grade.”

Mugerwa further noted that the railway crossing point doesn’t offer a good view to motorists and drivers of an approaching train on either side.

“I haves seen a number of cars survive this kind of accident at this junction and now we have victims. If nothing is done about this, more people’s lives might be in danger,” he cautioned.


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