Six Perish In Ntungamo Road Accident

Six people have died on spot and at least seven have been injured in road accident in Ntungamo on Monday evening.

The accident involved a school van, a Toyota Hiace belonging to Glory Primary School in Wakiso District which was heading to Mbarara and a motorcycle which was carrying two people.

Rwizi Region Traffic Officer Mr Justine Opus said the van had tyre burst and rolled several times at Rubanga between Rubaare and Rwentobo towns around 6.30 pm.

The vehicle in the process hit a motorcycle Registration Number UER 363D that was coming from opposite direction carrying two people.

Mr Opus said four of the occupants in the van and the two people who were riding on the motorcycle died on spot.

Other occupants of the omnibus were rushed to Rubaare Health Centre IV for treatment. Some of the victims were children.

“The cause of the accident was tyre burst, the front tyre burst; vehicle lost control and rolled hitting a motorcycle. We are yet to establish identities of the dead, where they were coming from and heading,” Mr Opus said.

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