MOSCOW, March 8 — Reuters. Wooden bridge collapsed under the weight of the truck on the north-western Uganda, killing 23 people, said on Thursday the online newspaper New Kerala citing police.
The tragedy occurred in Zeeuw in the Northern Province. Supporting construction of wooden bridge collapsed when a truck was moving bridge. Truck, in the back of which there were dozens of people, rolled over and fell into the river.
According to preliminary data, the total in the truck were traveling 34 people, people returning from trade in the city market. Three people are still missing.
The police said that the accident occurred due to the oldness of the bridge and the fault of the driver, which is exploited heavily overloaded vehicle.
According to statistics, road accidents in Uganda die every year about 2.8 thousand people.
Source: RIA Novosti