Five people have perished in a motor accident along the Kyegegwa Mubende highway.
According to the Rwenzori West police spokesperson Vincent Twesige, the accident involved a Toyota Hiace Drone registration No UBF 534N and motor vehicle No UAY 052Z, Toyota Hilux in Kyegegwa district.
The Drone was heading to Kampala from Kasese in Bwera when it collided with the double cabin pick up coming from Kampala.
Two occupants of the double cabin died on the spot while three occupants of the ‘drone’ also died on the spot.
The deceased have been identified as Amidu Kawuntura, driver, one passenger only identified as Kagimu, and Assira Caroline prima, whereas two victims’ identities had not yet been established.
Eight other passengers who sustained serious injuries were rushed to Kyegegwa Health Centre IV for treatment. Among these were Jonah Akansasira from Kamwenge 02, Odeke William police officer attached to Wandegeya, one Amuza aged 39, Olivia Biira aged 31 years from Bwera, Masika Misiriri and others.
Police says the bodies of the deceased have been taken to Kyegegwa Health Centre IV for postmortem as investigations into the cause of the accident are underway.
Vincent Twesige cautioned the public against reckless driving ahead of the festive season to mitigate deadly accidents in the region.