Road accidents claim seven lives on Christmas

By IGIHE
On 27 December 2020 at 07:49

Rwanda National Police has reported four fatal road accidents on Christmas and urged the general public to abide by traffic rules.

Police spokesperson, John Bosco Kabera has said that these accidents include one in Rwamagana where an over-speeding vehicle hit dead a pedestrian crossing the road.

Another accident took place in Karongi district where a tire fell from a moving heavy truck and hit dead 11-year old child. In Kamonyi district, a cyclist was hit dead by a car which has not yet been identified.

Another fatal accident happened in Rusizi where four people lost lives.

Even though security was tightened on Christmas, CP Kabera reminded Rwandans to be cautious over theft cases that might arise in festive seasons.

“Police is on alert to protect security but Rwandans should not be complacent. Celebrating festive seasons should not give room for theft or insecurity,” he said.

CP Kabera also reminded the general public to continue adhering to COVID-19 preventive measures because the pandemic has not yet been defeated.

On Christmas night, Police arrested 368 people who violated COVID-19 preventive measures including wearing of face masks and respecting curfew hours.


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