One person identified as Namanda Rebecca, a resident of Masaka city has been confirmed dead and seven others injured in an accident which happened at around 5:30 am. It involved a motor vehicle reg no KBD 88Y/ZCB9381.
The trailer which was loaded with matooke was from Mbarara and was offloading from different points, when it reached Soweto market in Masaka City’ where most the vendors were to offload their matooke, it failed to break and went for a distance of about 2kms in the garden, overturned, killing one person on the spot.
Mr Kato Kasarani, a driver of the Red Cross ambulance that rushed the survivors to Masaka Regional Hospital, said he arrived at the scene in time though it was too late to save the woman who was killed in the crash.
Masaka City Police Commander, Mr Hussein Mugarura said they used the electric chain saw machine to cut the wreckage to remove the trapped banana dealers.