Traffic on Lugazi- Kiyindi road in Buikwe District was on yesterday(16th.February.2021) paralyzed after a train heading to Malaba from Kampala overturned in the middle of the road.
The accident which left two people with serious injuries happened at around 2am.
The Head of Operations at the Uganda Railway Corporation, Mr. Abubaker Ochaki attributed the accident to poor infrastructure.
Mr. Ochaki added that Uganda National Road Authority (UNRA) is responsible and they were getting in touch with them and the contractors to get explanations on why this happened.
Mr. Richard Ngobi, one of the road users was surprised to see a train accident which he had never seen.
One of the tractors that were being used to construct the road was impounded by Uganda Railway officials and taken to their head offices in Kampala as investigations continue.
Efforts to reach Mr. Mark Ssali, the Uganda National Roads Authority Communication Officer were futile as he was not receiving our repeated calls.
By Press time, the officials were waiting for the crane to tow the wreckage from the road as they also waited for another train to pull the remaining saddles to Malaba. ENDS