12 injured in road accident

GAKENKE - At least 12 people who were travelling from Musanze to Kigali were on Thursday injured in a road accident in Gakenke town.
The ill-fated Kigali bound minibus belonging to ONATRACOM. (Photo B Mukombozi)
The ill-fated Kigali bound minibus belonging to ONATRACOM. (Photo B Mukombozi)

GAKENKE - At least 12 people who were travelling from Musanze to Kigali were on Thursday injured in a road accident in Gakenke town.

The accident, which involved an ONATRACOM minibus, registration number GR 822, was caused by a cyclist  who was riding along the main road, according to eye witnesses.

The injured were rushed to Nemba Hospital.   

“The cyclist refused to give way to the speeding bus. When the bus attempted to overtake the cyclist, it hit a pavement and overturned ,’’ Claude Habimana, one of the eye witnesses said.

The District Police commander, Francis Gahima, warned cyclists  against riding on the highway, adding that Police would intensify efforts to rid bicycles off the main road.

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