3 dead, 7 injured in Kiboga Accident

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Three people died on spot and seven others were injured seriously on Tuesday evening after a taxi they were traveling in over turned at Kiyamba village in Kiboga. The deceased have been identified as David Mugweri, Joel Ssenyonga and Mariam Nakayike.

Three people died on spot and seven others were injured seriously on Tuesday evening after a taxi they were traveling in over turned at Kiyamba village in Kiboga. The deceased have been identified as David Mugweri, Joel Ssenyonga and Mariam Nakayike.


The injured who were rushed to Mulago hospital are Ivan Ssentamu, the taxi conductor, Swaibu Ikooba, Mariam Nantongo, Sharon Nakiwara and Edwin Nakamoya. Others are James Swaswa and 16-year-old Bashir Mugweri, a son to David Mugweri who was killed in the accident.


Fideri Bijirimana, Kiboga District Police Traffic Officer says that the ill fated taxi registration number UAN 698D over turned after one of it’s behind tyre burst. He says that taxi veered off the road and over turned several times killing three people instantly.


Bijirimana says that on top over speeding the taxi was carrying 17 passengers instead of the 14 recommended passengers. He says that police has started hunting for the driver of the ill fated taxi that was traveling from Kampala to Ntunda trading center in Kyankwanzi district.