Rescuers looking for survivors in the debris after a trailer collided with a saloon car and veered off the road before hitting a nearby building. PHOTO BY FELIX AINEBYOONA
By FELIX AINEBYOONA
people have died and four others seriously hurt after a saloon car
collided with a trailer at Kyapa trading centre along Mbarara -Masaka
road, according to Police in Kiruhura District in western Uganda.
Rwizi region Police spokesperson, Mr Samson Kasasira said the Saturday evening accident involved a trailer travelling from Mbarara to Kampala side and a Toyota Premio travelling from Lyantonde side to Mbarara.
‘’The fatal accident occurred about 35 km from Mbarara town,’’ Mr Kasasira said.
He said the trailer hit the other car when the driver attempted to overtake a bus that had been waved down by a mentally sick woman. The trailer then veered off the road and hit a nearby building.
“The woman stood in the middle of the road in attempt to stop the bus which slowed down and when the trailer driver tried to overtake the bus, he hit the other car coming from the opposite direction,” Mr Kasasira added.
He attributed the cause of the accident to the woman who allegedly obstructed traffic.
The victims were rushed to Mbarara regional referral hospital and Lyantonde hospital.
The deceased include Prossy Begaruraho, 27, an accountant at the Kiruhura-based Radio 5 and two other unidentified men whose bodies were taken to Lyantonde hospital Mortuary.
‘’Two adult male pedestrians who are yet to be identified died and their bodies were taken to Lyantonde hospital Mortuary. Begaruraho was one of the occupants of the saloon car,” Mr Kasasira said.
Meanwhile, the injured have been identified as Rodah Naluyima 27, Enos Kashaija 43, Joseph Kakuru, 30, and Moses Saviour, 10.’’
Credit ti Daily Monitor.