One dead, nine injured in Burera accident

One person died on the spot while nine others were seriously injured in an accident that occurred Monday morning along the Musanze-Cyanika highway in Burera District.
Residents at the scene of the accident in Burera yesterday. (File)
Residents at the scene of the accident in Burera yesterday. (File)

One person died on the spot while nine others were seriously injured in an accident that occurred Monday morning along the Musanze-Cyanika highway in Burera District.

Inspector of Police Elvis Munyaneza, the Northern Province police regional police spokesperson, confirmed the incident attributing it to lack of experience of on the part of the motorist involved in the road accident.

According to Munyaneza, at the time of the accident, the car, a passenger service omnibus, was being driven by the conductor who was on his way to meet the designated driver. He had passengers on board.

Eyewitnesses say the driver, who did not have a license, was trying to overtake another car before he veered off the road, with the omnibus overturning several times.

The deceased was identified as Alvera Nyirabuteri, 73, while the injured were rushed to Ruhengeri Hospital for treatment.

“Road users, especially drivers, should observe traffic rules, the conductor has no license and should not have been entrusted with the car, especially when he had people on-board,” Munyaneza said.

By press time, the conductor was still on the run.

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