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Two local artistes killed, two others injured in Mbale accident

Two Namisindwa-based artistes have been confirmed dead and two others seriously injured after the driver of a trailer lost control and rammed onto them while riding on a motorcycle.

The victims were all riding on one motorcycle when they were knocked and stepped on by the trailer at Nauyo trading centre in Mbale City along Mbale-Tororo road.

The Elgon Region Police Spokesperson, Mr Rogers Taitika confirmed the accident saying the victims were knocked dead by a speeding trailer Reg. No. KBH 957C.

“The trailer rammed onto the boda boda rider who was carrying passengers and two died on spot while others are still admitted at Mbale Regional Referral Hospital,” he said.

Mr Taitika identified the deceased as; Solomon Mulemeti, 25, a rider, and Meshaka Onyonyi, 22, both residents of Bumungomu village, Nabisike Sub County in Namisindwa District.

The injured have been identified as; Brian Meshaka, 20, and Wycliff Kishaka, 24, also residents of Bumungomu village, Nabisike Sub County in Namisindwa District.

He said the driver Mr Mahad Mohamed Ahmed, 33, a Kenyan has been arrested, and the trailer impounded pending investigations.

The bodies were taken to Mbale City Mortuary for postmortem as investigations continue.

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