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Pothole Kills Budding Young Medic In Rukungiri

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In other news, a 26 year old volunteer medic from Nyakibale hospital in Rukungiri tragically lost his life over the weekend after hitting a pothole and losing control of his motorcycle.

The deceased who has been identified as Austin Abaho died Sunday early morning on his way back home from his place of work at Nyakibale hospital in the Western district Rukungiri.

According to the a statement issued by ASP Elly Maate, the PRO for Kigezi region, Abaho was riding his motorcycle back to his residence in Kebisoni town council at around 1:25am when the incident occurred.

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It’s alleged that Abaho hit a pothole at a place called Katogo, causing him to loose control of the motorcycle. He then collided with a metallic roadside guard and fell, sustaining fatal injuries.

Police were informed of the accident, and the scene was visited and documented. Abaho’s body was taken to Nyakibale hospital mortuary for a post-mortem examination, and his motorcycle was parked at the Rukungiri police station pending inspection.

Abaho’s death highlights the dangers posed by poor road conditions in Uganda. Potholes are a common problem on many Ugandan roads and can pose serious risks to motorists particularly motorcyclists who are vulnerable to accidents.

The statement added that investigations into the accident are ongoing.

Abaho’s death highlights the dangers posed by poor road conditions in Uganda. Potholes are a common problem on many Ugandan roads, and they can pose serious risks to motorists, particularly motorcyclists who are more vulnerable to accidents.

Police continues to pitch camp at the homes of opposition politicians who were set to protest the poor conditions of roads in the city and else where in the country on Thursday last week. Besigye and Erias Lukwago continue being under house detention as Bobi Wine who escaped house arrest continues being at large as police mount road brocks to search and arrest him.

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