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Teenager falls off moving truck, dies

KISORO- The Police in Kisoro District have instituted investigations into a motor accident where a 16 year old fell off from a moving truck and died.

Kigezi Regional Police Spokesman Elly Maate has confirmed the incident and identified the victim as Turinayo Derrick a resident of Musezero village, in Rwingwe Parish in Nyakabande Sub County in Kisoro District.

It’s reported that the deceased met his untimely death when he fell from truck registration number UBG 874Z which was going to load bricks from Kagera which is along Kisoro – Rubuguri Road.

According to an eye witness, the deceased died instantly after falling off from the truck and the driver continued without stopping.

“The driver of the truck parked the vehicle and after realising that the boy had died, he reversed the vehicle and drove towards Kisoro Town” The eye witness who asked not to be revealed said.

However, Maate said that after visiting the scene and taking the body to Kisoro District to carry out a postmortem report, they also hunting for the runaway driver whose names were not available.

Maate said that a case fatal accident was registered at Kisoro District Police Station under reference number TAR  21/2020 to help in investigations.

Maate said that the Police will hunt for the driver and owner of the truck and impound it.


Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija is a Seasoned Journalist. He has an experience of Field and Community reporting for over 20 years. He started his career at Daily Monitor in the 1990s and is known for breaking major stories that remain topical issues today like the Bwindi Massacre and Kibwetere Inferno. He also worked at New Vision before concentrating on Digital Media. He has worked as reporter and news editor for a number of Media Organisations. Baraire is a family man, practicing farmer, and public speaker, is passionate about community Journalism. He is currently a Co-Editor at the Informer Ug an Online Publication in Western Uganda. Patson is widely traveled in East and Central Africa where he has attended several media training and Election Monitoring. He is passionate about Environmental Issues and Health Reporting.


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