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Some 10 feared dead in Karongi accident

Written by: Administrator
Tuesday, July 16th, 2019, 11:10

At least 10 people have been confirmed dead by local leaders and dozens of passengers injured after a Kigali-Rusizi bound taxi bus Reg. No. RAB 833 V of Ugusenga Transport Company fell off a cliff. But, Police sources say eight people died.


Residents of Gitarama cell of Bwishyura Sector were gripped with terror as they tried anything within their reach to save lives after seven o’clock in the morning when the accident occurred.


Phanuel Uwimana, a local leader told media: “10 people have already died, some survivors including the driver apparently in critical conditions are undergoing intensive care at Kibuye Hospital”


Eye witnesses say the number of victims is likely to go up as some were in a critical condition.  The cause of the grisly accident had not been yet established by press time.


There is a sharp bend at the spot where the accident happened and banana plantation.

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