Rukiga Accident Claims Three, Injures Several Others Critically Top story

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Ely Maate, Kigezi Region Police Spoke person, says three people were killed on spot and several other travelers in both vehicles injured critically. According to Maate, the injured are admitted at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital.

A motor accident have claimed the lives of three people and injured several others along Kabale-Mbarara Highway. 



The accident occurred at around 7;20am this morning  opposite St. Paul's Secondary School Bukinda in Kakatunda Village in Muhanga town Council in Rukiga district, 29 Kilometers away from Kabale town.


 
The accident occurred after a Toyota Raum vehicle registration number UAU 460W heading to Kabale from Kampala collided with a commuter Taxi registration number UBA 274U that was in the opposite direction. 


Journey Bagamba, an eye witness, says the accident occurred after the driver of the Raum attempted to overtake a box body truck in a corner and collided with the commuter taxi.

 
Ely Maate, Kigezi Region Police Spoke person, says three people were killed on spot and several other travelers in both vehicles injured critically. According to Maate, the injured are admitted at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital. 


They were rushed to hospital by a police vehicle and an ambulance donated by the Rukiga county Member of Parliament, Hebert Kabafunzaki.

 
The identities of the accident victims were not readily available by the time of filing story.

 

About the author

Samuel Amanya
Samuel Amanya is the Kigezi Region URN bureau chief. Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri districts fall under his docket. Samuel Amanya has been a Uganda Radio Network reporter since August 2016. Before becoming a URN staff reporter, Amanya had written for the network for several years as a freelancer.


Amanya was also a Voice of Kigezi reporter from 2011 to 2016.


A journalism graduate from African College of Commerce Kabale, Amanya values his independence. Amanya says URN is a home for his talent because it lets him explore his journalistic interests without limits.

Amanya is fascinated by the crime beat and some of his best stories have come out of that interest. Amanya says he aims to be all round beat reporter.