This Saturday morning, another fatal accident has occurred along the Kampala-Masaka highway claiming lives of 7 people, according to police.
The Masaka regional Police Spokesman, Lameck Kigozi, said that the incident which occurred at midnight involved three cars. which he attributed to careless driving.
“This morning at 00:20hrs, there has been a fatal accident at Mpungwe along Kampala-Masaka high way,” said Kigozi.
He said a Masaka-bound Ipsum brand car registration number UAS 984D (white in colour) collided with a semi trailer registration number RAC 374 T.
Another trailer registration number RL 0678 was also involved in the accident.
Officials say the driver of the Kampala-bound trailer was driving from the right side and according to Kigozi, all occupants of the vehicle fled immediately after the accident.
“Seven people have died on spot of whom two are male juveniles and five male adults,” said Kigozi.
Two were removed from the car wreckage in critical condition and rushed to Masaka hospital.
Kigozi said, “All fatal cases are men and their bodies have been taken to Masaka regional referral hospital.”
Two casualties were removed from the car wreckage in critical condition and rushed to Masaka hospital.”
Only two bodies have so far been identified while the details of the other five are yet to be established.
“Identities recovered from two bodies are Julius Akabway, 35, and Odeke Julius,” said Kigozi.