Three People die in Rwampara road accident


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Three people have died on spot following an accident at Rwemiyenje Rugando trading center along the Mbarara-Rwampara road. 

The accident occurred around 11:00 Am on Thursday involving a bus registration number UAQ 079W belonging to Bismarkan Coaches, Carina registration UAV 977P and a motorcycle registration number UEP 535K.  

Emmanuel Rukiiri, an eyewitness said that the accident occurred when the driver of the Carina tried to turn on his right and was hit together with the motorcycle by the speeding bus. 

He explained that after hitting the vehicle, the bus swerved off the road injuring most of the passengers on board. 

Stephen Kamar, the Rwampara District Police Commander confirmed the death of three people, saying that they are still trying to establish the cause of the accident.

William Bagarukaho, a resident of Rwemiyenje village said that his elder brother George Kangwamu and his wife were travelling home in the carina from Kyegegwa district for a family meeting.

Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police Spokesperson, says that the injured accident victims and bodies of the dead have been transferred to Mbarara regional referral hospital for treatment and post-mortem respectively.


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