BUKEDEA, UGANDA: Two people including the Bukedea District Human Resource Officer died on the spot following a nasty motor crash along the Mbale Soroti highway a few metres from the Tuesday accident scene that left three dead.
The Saturday evening accident happened at around 20;00hrs when a trailer Reg No KBU 650F went into a head-on collision with Subaru motor vehicle Reg. No UBH 423K at Opiko stage in Kacumbala Sub-county in Bukedea.
The deceased have been identified as Samuel Akutu, a human resource officer at Bukedea District (the occupant of the Subaru car), and the Trailer driver one Isa Muhammad, a resident of Tana River, in Mombasa.
“They all went into flames when we arrived to put out the fire, we have so far managed to retrieve two bodies,” Bukedea Officer in Charge (OC) of operations, Charles Benaya said in a phone conversation.
Benaya explained that the scene of last night’s accident occurred a few meters from the Tuesday accident that involved Gateway Bus and Wanagon Coach killing three people and more than 30 nursing injuries.
Preliminary findings indicate that Akutu who was driving the Subaru Forester failed to stay in his lane hence colliding with the oncoming trailer.
“The collision caused both vehicles to burst into flames killing both drivers at the scene. The scene was subsequently visited by the regional traffic officer of East Kyoga territorial command together with officers of Bukedea District police command and the police fire brigade and rescue services officers who extinguished the flaming motor vehicles,” East Kyoga Regional Police Spokesperson, ASP Oscar Gregg Ageca said on Saturday morning.
The two bodies were taken to Bukedea Health Centre IV mortuary as investigations into the matter continue.
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