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One killed, four injured in car crash along Iganga-Bugweri highway

Bugweri, (UG): Police in Bugweri District are currently investigating the cause of an accident that claimed the life of a yet to be identified female adult, injuring four others in the crash that occured at Butaba along Iganga-Bugiri road on Monday afternoon.

The 1:40pm crash involved a Toyota hiace commonly known as Taxi drone registration number UBN 609F which was moving from Iganga to Bugiri via Bugweri district.

Busoga East police Spokesperson, SSP Diana Nandawula confirmed the incident saying the taxi suffered a flat tyre and veered off the road before overturning several times.

“One female adult has died and four others were injured in an accident that occured at Butaba in Bugweri district along Iganga-Bugiri road. It involved a Toyota hiace alias taxi registration number UBN 609F which suffered a tyre burst at around 1:40pm this afternoon,” SSP Nandawula said.

She adds that despite the flat tyre, the driver of the taxi was reportedly speeding and he lost control at Butaba before involving in a road crash during lunch time. Police has attributed the cause of the crash to reckless driving by the taxi driver.

“Despite the tyre burst, it’s suspected that the driver of the taxi was speeding and our preliminary investigations suggests that the accident was due to reckless driving by the taxi driver,” SSP Nandawula added.

The body of the deceased was ferried to Iganga general hospital mortuary for postmortem while the injured victims were rushed to the nearest health facilities for medication as investigations into the actual cause of the accident continue.

Police has however cautioned all road users especially the passenger drivers to always ensure that their vehicles are in good mechanical conditions before deciding to proceed with any journey.

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