5 Killed in Kyegegwa Accident


At least five people died on spot yesterday and five others were severely injured after a taxi in which they were travelling overturned.

Lydia Tumushabe, find the regional police spokesperson said the taxi heading to Kampala from Fort Portal lost control and over turned at Migongwe village Kakabara Sub County in Kyegegwa district.

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“The vehicle registration number UAZ 640 W with 14 passengers on board lost control after a front tire burst. It over turned several times and five people died on spot,” Tumushabe said.

The deceased have been identified as Sedrack Webale, his wife Grace Namatovu and the others  adults who were still unidentified.

The police spokesperson attributed the fatality to over speeding.

“After the tire burst, the vehicle over turned several times because its driver was over speeding” she added.

Tumushabe called on the public to take advantage of the ongoing Operation fika salaama campaign to report bad driving at every check point they meet along the way.


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