Dutch Tourist Dies in Car Crash in Kotido

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Kidepo Car Crash

A Dutch tourist died Saturday afternoon in Kotido District, Karamoja sub region following a car crash that left her colleague hospitalized with serious injuries.Dorian Isabel Cosijnse, 29, died on the spot after the car she and Andrea Calende Huizenga, 22, were travelling in overturned at Kalosarich along Kotido-Moroto highway.

Huizenga is admitted at Kotido general hospital after she sustained serious injuries, according to Kotido district police commander, Mr Moses Akena who described the crash as unfortunate.

Akena said the tourists who work with Child Care Africa, a humanitarian organization, were returning from Kidepo national park where they had gone for tour.

“The tourists had gone for a tour in Kidepo and on their way back they got a terrible accident around Kalosarich,” he said before adding that the cause of the accident is yet to be established but investigations have started.

Cosijnse body was taken to Kotido general hospital mortuary for postmortem.

This is the first such accident to happen on the road and Karamoja sub region since the beginning of this year.

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