Kabarole Rains: Two Killed At Duru Bridge

Passersby take a glimpse at the deceased after retrieving the ill-fated truck

President Museveni has offered Uganda Cranes a chartered flight to Lome for the crucial first leg match against Togo in the first leg of the preliminary World Cup qualifier.

According to communication from the federation press, treat the President’s support will meet the cost of air tickets for the foreign-based players who have been invited for the clash on November 12 and 15 in Lome and Namboole respectively.

Museveni made his pledge during a phone call to the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo following Uganda Cranes victory over Comoros and Sudan.

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The President will also cater for the costs of the National team’s preparations amounting to USD 44, decease 000.

The Communication further confirmed that dependent on the results; the team allowances and bonuses of USD 3,000 per player for eliminating Togo will also be met by the Government of Uganda after the two matches have been played.

In September, President Museveni handed $210,000 (Shs 735m) to FUFA to facilitate the Uganda Cranes trip to Comoros for the 2017 Afcon qualifiers.
Atleast tow people died on spot and three others sustained severe injuries when a lorry they were travelling in overturned at Duru Bridge.

The Duru forest Bridge connects Kamwenge district and Kabarole from Rwimi Sub County side.

On Sunday night at around 7:30pm a Fuso lorry Registration Number UAA 211Y that was coming from Kasese to Rwamwanja in Kamwenge district tried without success to cross the submerged bridge.

According to Bakari Muga Bashir the Rwenzori region police spokesperson, page these people were travelling to Rwamwanja to buy cattle.

He said that when they reached Dura Bridge they found that it was overflowing due to the heavy rains.

The driver attempted to cross through but unfortunately the lorry overturned killing two occupants instantly.

The dead were identified as Sirajji Banyage aged 25 and Michael Amanyire, both residents of Kasese.

The wounded, who were rescued and rushed to Kilembe hospital in Kasese could not be identified by publication.



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