As Christians worldwide marked Easter Day in remembrance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, some families in Uganda were mourning relatives who perished in accidents.
According to the traffic police report released yesterday, at least 37 people perished in fatal accidents during Easter festivities, the traffic police spokesperson, Faridah Nampiima said.
She explained that pedestrians contributed the biggest number of victims with 12 killed and eight injured whereas on the other side, 10 motorcyclists died and 22 sustained serious injuries in these crashes.
The accidents during Easter holiday also saw two passengers in taxis die and four other injured whereas one pedal cyclist died and two were injured.
According to the traffic police report, over speeding contributed to the highest number of crashes on roads during the Easter period. END.