May 29, 2024

32 mourners die in accident on their way to bury corpse

Thirty-two people died and five were injured on Tuesday when a truck carrying mourners and a coffin collided with a car and three other vehicles in Uganda, the Ugandan Red Cross said.

“The road is small, it’s under construction and it was dark,” said Nakasiita. 

Shortly afterwards, two trucks coming from Kasese ploughed into the crash site and a third coming in the opposite direction, from Bundibugyo, also struck the vehicles and overturned. 

“So it made up five cars all involved at the same scene,” said Nakasiita. 

Red Cross staff and volunteers worked with Ugandan soldiers to transport the dead and evacuated the five survivors.