At least two people died on spot and 40 sustained severe injuries in a lorry accident on Kakiza Road, buy more about Boma in Fort Portal Town.
The passengers were travelling in a Fuso Reg. Number UAS 065/B, from a burial in Kasese to Kansenene, Harugongo Sub County in Kabarole district.
The driver is said to have lost control at a sharp corner and the truck overturned several times.
Lydia Tumushabe, the police spokesperson for Rwenzori region said the incident happened at around 6:00pm on Tuesday.
She told our reporter that the driver who escaped arrest and went into hiding was over speeding.
The injured were rushed to Fort Portal Regional hospital in critical condition.
It emerged later that four other people died shortly after arriving at the hospital.
Lydia Tumushabe says that the fugitive driver had earlier been involved in an accident in the Fort Portal town where he knocked a vehicle.