5 dead, 4 injured in Kanungu nasty motor crash

Kanungu, (UG):- At least five people died on the spot and four others were seriously injured following a motor accident along the Rukungiri-Kanungu road in Kanungu district.

The accident happened on Saturday evening at around 05:00 PM at Nyakashure in Nyamirama sub-county. The accident happened when yet to be identified driver of the Trailer with Rwandan registration number RAD 940J/RL 1455 that was heading to Kihihi town from Rukungiri drove from the right side of the road instead of keeping left.

In the process, it collided with an Isuzu ELF tipper registration number UAW 904R which was in its lane heading to Rukungiri from Kihihi.

As a result, four people who were in a Tipper namely: Fred Byamukama the driver, Reagan Akandwanaho, Thereza Kyarisima, and Genario Tumuramye all residents of Kinanira village, Burora parish Nyarushanje Sub county Rukungiri district died on spot. The fifth yet-to-be-identified person breathed last while at Kihihi HC4 in Kihihi town.

Other four casualties whose particulars are not yet known are admitted at Kihihi HC4 receiving treatment. Bodies of the deceased were taken to the same health center mortuary for postmortem.

Elly Maate, police Spokesperson for the Kigezi region confirmed the accident. He said the trailer driver after the accident took off for driving in the wrong lane. The case is registered at Kanungu police station under file number TAR: 16/2024

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