Taarifa Rwanda

Serious Coaster Accident Kills 10 People Badly Injuring Many

Ten people are believed to have died immediately and others critically injured around 7 a.m, when a coaster carrying passengers skidded and rolled off the road, about 40 metres from the Karongi-Rusizi highway.

The coaster omnibus with plate number RAB 833 V owned by Ugusenga Transport Company, was headed to Rusizi from Kigali when it rolled off the road in Burunga Cell, Bwishyura Sector, Karongi District.

Bwishyura Sector’s Executive Secretary, Phanuel Uwimana, confirmed that ten people died on the spot.

“The accident took place in Kigezi Village, Gitarama Cell, Bwishyura Sector in the corner near the banana plantation. The car abruptly fell down the hill. It was heading from Kigali to Rusizi. Now, we have taken all the people to the hospital, but 10 of them including the driver have died while nd some others are in coma at Kibuye Hospital where they are being treated,” he said.

He said they don’t so far know the number of people who were in the car because the emergency was to help.

Senior Supt. Jean-Marie Vianney Ndushabandi, the spokesperson for traffic and road safety department at Rwanda National Police said that the cause of the deadly accident has not yet been established.

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