One person has been confirmed dead and 17 others seriously injured after a minibus in which they were travelling got a tyre burst and overturned in Fort Portal District.
The victims were mourners travelling from Rwimi to Kamwenge.
Rwenzori East police public relations officer, Lydia Tumushabe said the accident happened on Saturday afternoon at Rurama along Fort Portal-Kamwenge road. The injured were rushed to Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital.
The wreckage of the vehicle, registration number UAU 116G was towed to Fort Portal police as investigations continue.
This is the second fatal accident witnessed in the District in less than a week. On Tuesday (June 20, 2017) another accident claimed the lives of two people and left 33 others seriously injured.
In the accident which happened on Tuesday, eye witnesses told this reporter on that the Fuso truck, registration number UAS 065B, which was carrying mourners from Bulungu along Fort-Kasese road, heading to Kansenene-Harugongo in Busoro Sub-county scratched another car.
However, the driver tried to speed off but failed to negotiate a sharp corner along Kakiza road.
He lost control of the truck which fell on its left side thereby killing two on spot.