Rwanda National Police spokesperson in the Southern Province, CIP Sylvestre Twajamahoro told IGIHE that 7 people died on spot while 8 were gravely injured and transferred to CHUK for treatment.
“The truck was carrying tree logs from Muhanga to Kigali. When brakes failed, the truck hit Coaster RAC 178 Z which was being driven by 38-year old Niyonsenga Manasseh. Six people aboard the coaster died instantly but Niyonsenga drove a few miles ahead during which he hit another car on his way and died too from the impact.”
He said that the people who were gravely injured were taken to CHUK for treatment while those who had minor injuries were treated on the spot.
“We have now opened all roads and traffic circulation is back to normal but we are still looking for Kaberuka to question him and identify the cause of the accident.”
Twajamahoro urged all drivers to regularly subscribe for motor vehicle inspection to avoid unnecessary road accidents and reminded them of the purpose of the ‘Gerayo Amahoro’ campaign which is dedicated to influencing a road safety culture.
Victims who were so far reported dead include:
Dr. Eric Munezero
Mutesi Marie Louise
An unidentified 30-year old woman
Gravely injured victims:
Victims with minor injuries: