Five dead in grisly Kyegegwa road accident

Resident gather at the accident scene on Saturday afternoon (Photo/Courtesy)

KYEGEGWA, UGANDA: Police has confirmed that five people perished in a grisly road accident that happened on Saturday, November 27, 2021, along the Kyegegwa Mubende highway in Kyegegwa district.

Vincent Twesige, the Rwenzori West police spokesperson confirmed the incident while speaking to journalists on Saturday evening saying the accident involved a Toyota Hiace Drone registration No UBF 534N, and motor vehicle No UAY 052Z, Toyota Hilux along the highway.

According to Twesige, the Drone vehicle was heading to Kampala from Kasese in Bwera when it collided with the double cabin pick-up coming from Kampala and said the two occupants of the double cabin died on the spot while three occupants of the ‘drone’ also died at the scene.

The deceased have been identified as Amidu Kawuntura, driver, one passenger only identified as Kagimu, and Assira Caroline Prima, whereas two victims’ identities had not yet been established.

Eight other passengers who sustained serious injuries were rushed to Kyegegwa health centre IV for treatment. Among these were Jonah Akansasira from Kamwenge, Odeke William, a police officer attached to Wandegeya, one Amuza aged 39, Olivia Biira aged 31 years from Bwera, Masika Misiriri and others

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Twesige added that the bodies of the deceased were taken to Kyegegwa health centre IV for postmortem as investigations into the cause of the accident are underway.

He cautioned the public against reckless driving ahead of the festive season to mitigate deadly accidents in the region.

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