Ntungamo Road Accident Claims 3, Injures Ten Others

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Titus Katotsi, the officer in Charge of Traffic Rubaare trading centers identifies the dead as Stephen Turyatunga, Edmond Amutuhire and Clophus Singura, all residents of Katoma parish in Kayonza Sub County in Ntungamo district.

Three roadside vendors were killed and ten others injured in a motor accident last night at Rwahi market in Kayonza Sub County in Ntungamo district. The accident occurred at 8:30pm after a speeding Canter truck registration number UAR/712K veered off the road.
 
Tom Sabiiti, the LC II chairman Katoma parish, an eye witness says the driver of the truck which, was loaded with Irish potatoes and carrying traders lost control at Rwahi trading center along the Kabale-Ntungamo road and rammed into the vendors. 

He says three vendors died on spot while ten others sustained injuries and were rushed to Kabale Regional Referral Hospital in critical condition. 

Titus Katotsi, the officer in Charge of Traffic Rubaare trading centers identifies the dead as Stephen Turyatunga, Edmond Amutuhire and Clophus Singura, all residents of Katoma parish in Kayonza Sub County, Ntungamo district.
 
He says they have launched a manhunt for the driver of the truck who fled shortly after the accident. Records at Rubaare Town Council Police Station indicate that on average, four accidents are registered each week along the Ntungamo- Kabale road stretch. 

Katotsi says most of the accidents are a result of careless driving.

 

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Mariam Kabasongora
Mariam Kabasongora is the Mbarara URN bureau chief. Mitooma, Ntungamo, Bushenyi, Sheema, Isingiro, and Kiruhura districts fall under her docket. Kabasongora has been a URN staff member since 2011.

Kabasongora began her career as a reporter for Messiah Radio in Kasese in 2001. She was subsequently a reporter with Endigyito Radio in 2005, Voice of Kigezi in Kabale between 2002 and 2005 and a freelance reporter with URN from 2007 to 2010. She was the news editor with Voice of Kamwenge in that district from 2008 to 2010.

Kabasongora covers agriculture, local government, health and faith stories. She is also interested in politics.