Rwanda : Public urged to hastily rescue accident victims

Accidents such as this one claim lots of lives

Accidents such as this one claim lots of lives

Rwanda National Police has urged the publicly to always be quick in helping and giving first aid to road accident victims.

The call comes at a time when road accidents in the country are said to still claim many lives on a daily basis.

First hand witnesses to accidents were requested to immediately report to the nearest police unit and offer help to the victims by taking them to hospitals or nearby health centers.

At least nine road accidents were reported countrywide over the weekend, including fatal ones, which claimed two lives.

According to the police, one accident took place in Kamonyi district, Rukoma sector, Bugoba cell, where Uwamahoro Zacharie, 63 years was found laying down, feared to have been knocked down by a bicycle. The victim was taken to Remera Rukoma hospital and he died upon arrival.

The other one took place in Gasabo district, Jabana sector, kamatamu cell, whereby an Isuzu RAB 456Q driven by Murayire hit Ndirimana Martin, 26 years who died on spot. The accident was caused by over speeding. The driver has escaped and efforts to arrest him are underway.

Other car accidents around the country are reported to have involved nine persons who sustained serious injuries while 20 other people sustained minor injuries in the same day.

The Police condemned the acts of abandonment of accident victims by the causers.

“It is regrettable that a driver or a cyclist knocks a person and leaves him or her on the scene and escapes, instead of taking him to the hospital. That indicates inhuman behavior. Such behaviour is a crime punishable by the law.”






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