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One dead, four injured after speeding taxi overturns in Bushenyi

The single fatal accident involved a Toyota Hiace vehicle that suffered a tyre burst. It lost control and overturned at Akayembe Trading Centre in Kyamuhunga Sub County along the Ishaka-Kasese Highway.

Greater Bushenyi police spokesperson Mr Marcial Tumusiime confirmed the accident (Photo/File)

BUSHENYI, UGANDA: At least one person died on the spot and four others sustained serious injuries after a taxi motor vehicle suffered a tyre burst and overturned several times in Bushenyi District on Monday.

The single fatal accident involved a Toyota Hiace vehicle that suffered a tyre burst. It lost control and overturned at Akayembe Trading Centre in Kyamuhunga Sub County along the Ishaka-Kasese Highway.

Greater Bushenyi police spokesperson Mr Marcial Tumusiime identified the deceased as a six-year-old while the injured include a 23-year-old Kampala International University student Crispus Asingirahwe, a 35-year-old Beatrice Intungo from Katerera, Lawrence Asiimwe, 42, from Bunyaruguru and Innocent Nuwagaba, 35, from Lugazi in Rubirizi District.

Tumusiime said the victims were taken to Comboni Hospital in Bushenyi District and others were admitted at Rugazi Hospital in the neighbouring Rubirizi District.

“The traffic officers at the scene are trying to establish the cause of the accident but according to the investigation so far- it was overspeeding,” he added.

Richard Nareeba Kyamwogo, a resident of the area who witnessed the accident also said the driver was speeding. “When the tyre burst happened, the driver tried to dodge a pothole and lost control hence the vehicle overturned.”

He added: “The situation on this road is alarming we need serious intervention potholes are becoming a problem. If not addressed, we are still going to see more of this.”

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