NTUNGAMO,(UG)-Three people were yesterday afternoon killed in an accident along the Ntungamo-Mbarara Highway.
The crash according to eyewitnesses happened involved a Toyota Subaru Forester Registration Number UBN 375Q and a Toyota Hiace Taxi (drone) Registration Number UBP 314A.
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Preliminary information indicates that the Toyota Hiace which was destined for Mbarara from Rukungiri collided head on with the Subaru from the opposite direction killing three people, two occupants of the Subaru who died on the spot and the taxi driver Mujurizi Herbert alias Rough who breathed his last as he was being transported to Itojo for medical attention. The taxi driver and passengers of the taxi sustained serious injuries and were rushed to Itojo Hospital for treatment.
By press time, Police was yet to issue a statement about the fatal crash, and the identities of the deceased were not known.
The crash comes barely four weeks to the close of 2023 which has seen a sharp increase in road carnage in the country, claiming 14 Ugandans on average daily.