3 Killed in Mbarara New Year Accident

Police in Mbarara is holding a 29year old man who is said to have knocked dead 3 people.

Danstan Atwijukire who works with Stanbic Bank in Kampala reportedly crashed and killed 3 people and injured 2 at Two Miles on Mbarara Masaka road.

The victims were according to police returning from New Year prayers in Mbarara town.

The suspect was driving a Toyota Gaia Registration Number UAR 786Q  when he rammed into the 5 pedestrians.

The deceased were identified as Maria Nkurumbi 58, medical from Kabateraine village, Edith Twaziwa Naziwa 26 of Katojo and Nakyeyune Decakiwe 17 from Kakiika Mbarara.

Noelina Tumuhimbise a resident of Kyayi cell Kakiika and Mercy Kyomukama sustained serious injuries and were admitted at Mayanja Memorial hospital.

The Rwizi region spokesperson Ibin Senkumbi said the deceased were taken to Mbarara Referral Hospital and that police was still investigating the accident.

He said Atwijukire was believed to have been drunk at the time he caused the accident, and is still being detained at Mbarara Central Police Station.


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