Five died on spot, 15 are nursing injuries and all are from the same village after getting involved in a car accident on 08/07/2017 at 11:pm in kyenjojo district katooke town council katembe village ( In nyabikoni river) along lubango road.
The deceased are said to have been traveling in the truck registration no UAN 263S and were returning from a wedding ceremony in Kyenjojo town when the driver lost control and the vehicle went off the road.
The chairman lc1 Kitembe village, Mr. Byabagambi Erineo confirmed the incident and revealed that his wife was among the dead.
According to eye witnesses, the driver of the tipper lorry, registration number UAN 263S which had nine people lost control before plunging into the swamp at Rubango village in Katooke town council. The accident happened on Saturday night.
Ms Lydia Tumushabe, the Rwenzori West regional police spokesperson said the Victims were workers of Kiryambogo supper catering services who were returning from a party.
The deceased were identified as Christopher Kiiza, 42; Rosemary Kasanda, 36; Tushabe Versy, 42; Grace Tukasubwa, 36. All the deceased were residents of Katebe village in Kyenjojo District.
The bodies and the four people who sustained injuries were taken to Kyenjojo hospital, Tumushabe added.
A post mortem on the deceased was done by medics and the injured were by press time receiving medication.
The Injured have been identified as one B. Mujuni, Enid Kabasomi, Nyastazio and Bosco Burengero.