Rukiga Accident claims three lives

BY APN Reporter

Three people have died and several others injured following an accident that occurred along Bukinda Kabale-Mbarara Highway. The incident occurred today morning at around 07:20am at St. Paul’s Secondary School Bukinda in Kakatunda Village, Muhanga town Council, Rukiga district, 29 Kilometers away from Kabale town.

The incident occurred when a Toyota RAUM motor vehicle reg number UAU 460W that was heading to Kabale from Kampala collided with a Commuter Taxi reg number UBA 274U that was heading to Mbarara from Kabale. Journey Bagamba, one of the eye witnesses says that the incident occurred when a driver of an IPSUM vehicle was overtaking a box body truck that was also heading to Kabale.

The Kigezi region Police Spokesperson, Elly Maate, says that three people died on spot and others who were in both vehicles were seriously injured and rushed to Kabale Regional Referral Hospital.

The Muhanga Golden day and boarding primary school head teacher, Oscar Akampurira, who was transported the injured to the Hospital, says that four got serious injuries and 12 got minor injuries.


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