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Tragedy as 4 Buganda Royal Institute students perish in road crash

The car crash scene

At least four students at Buganda Royal Institute lost their lives in a road accident. The incident occurred on Garuga Road, in Katabi town council, Wakiso District, at the Musinde area.

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Eyewitness reports indicate that the students were traveling in a Toyota Rumion towards a beach party when their vehicle collided with a stationary soda truck.

The cause of the crash is suspected to be overtaking in an unsuitable location.

"Investigations suggest that the driver of the Rumion, who was also a student at the institute, might have been speeding alongside another vehicle, a Toyota Hiace commonly referred to as a 'drone,'" revealed Michael Kananura, the spokesperson for the traffic police. "In attempting to overtake another car on a sharp bend, the driver lost control and rammed into the stationary Fuso truck laden with soda crates."

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The impact of the collision proved fatal for four of the students who were pronounced dead at the scene. Two other students sustained serious injuries and were rushed to Kisubi Hospital for emergency medical attention.

The aftermath of the accident involved the transportation of the deceased students' bodies to Mulago City Mortuary. The police have confirmed that a thorough investigation is underway to determine the exact cause of the crash.

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