Ibanda Prisoners in Road Accident; One Dead

Injured prisoners being removed from the accident scene

Prisoners from Nyabuhikye Prison in Ibanda district on Monday evening were involved in a terrible accident after the vehicle they were traveling in failed negotiate a corner and overturned.

The accident happened at the Saza Hill as the prisoners were being transported to work on farms in Bisheshe.

Ibanda police commander in charge of traffic Doe Isingusa told Chimpreports that 19 prisoners are currently admitted at Ibanda Hospital, order and others at Ruhoko trading center, many of them in critical condition.

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The police boss blamed the accident on over speeding, revealing that the driver of the truck was found to be drunk. The driver is currently on the run and being hunted.

He also called upon prison officers to pay attention to the condition of the vehicles in which prisoners are moves.

According to OC Nyabwihikye Prison Unice Abuwa, one of the prisoners died on spot, while a few those who sustained minor injuries are set to be discharged.


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