5 People Perish in Masaka-Mbarara Highway Accident

At least five people have died in a motor accident at Nkoni Village on Mbarara-Masaka road.

The accident involved a bus Reg. No. Number UAU 523H belonging to Global Bus Company and a Toyota Noah Registration Number   UAN 429H occurred at 3 pm.

It left three other people injured.

According to Mr. Paul Kangave, the Southern Regional Police spokesperson, the accident occurred when the driver of a Toyota Noah made a U-turn.

In the process, an on-coming bus headed for Kampala knocked it.

All the five people who died on spot were traveling in the Toyota Noah. The injured people were traveling on the bus.

This brings the number of people who have perished in motor accidents on the same highway from Sunday, to 15.

Another accident occurred on Monday at Kaddugala Village, about 12 kilometers from Masaka Town. It claimed a UPDF Captain Aaron Abaho Kabayizi and his sister in law Yayeri Asasira.

Mbarara –Masaka-Kampala has remained one of the accident-prone highways in the country, registering between 200 and 300 fatalities annually. By DM

 

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