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79 People Killed in Road Crashes Last Week

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Seventy-nine (79) people lost their lives while 288 others sustained injuries in road accidents last week, the Uganda Police has revealed.

Michael Kananura, the traffic police spokesperson, emphasized that the majority of the victims were either motorcycle riders or pedestrians.

Kananura revealed that out of the 79 fatalities, 29 were motorcyclists, 23 were pedestrians, and nine were passengers on motorcycles or involved in crashes with other vehicles.  

He attributed most of the accidents to careless overtaking and speeding, highlighting the need for heightened caution on the roads. 

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