Police: 5 Perish in Uganda Cranes Road Accident

Uganda Cranes present their trophy to President Museveni in Soroti on Tuesday (Photo: Kenneth Kazibwe/CR)

At least five people have been confirmed dead after a passenger taxi in which they were travelling collided with the bus carrying Uganda national football team, sildenafil cialis 40mg The Cranes.

The football players had travelled to Soroti to present the Cecafa trophy to president Museveni who is currently on the campaign trail in Eastern Uganda.

The incident occurred Tuesday afternoon at Kamonkooli in Budaka District along the Mbale-Tirinyi road as the players returned to Kampala.

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The Bukedi regional Traffic Officer Paul Okongo told journalists that five people died in the crash, more about adding several other passengers were admitted in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

He said the accident was caused by a tyre puncture.

The traffic official emphasised the entire incident is being investigated by relevant authorities.

FUFA CEO Edgar Watson said three players and one official received first aid after sustaining minor injuries.

“The Uganda Cranes players and officials are alive with however four people being given first Aid treatment, ” said Watson in a hurriedly prepared press statement.

“These include Ahmed Hussein (FUFA communications manager), players Keziron Kizito, Okot Denis and Hassan Waswa ‘Dazo’.’”

Watson further said “efforts have been made to secure another means and the Uganda Cranes are on their way to Kampala.”


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