Five Perish in accident along Kampala-Masaka highway
Five people have died in a nasty accident that happened at Kibukuta Swamp, Kayabwe along the Kampala-Masaka highway today morning.
According to a statement released by police, the accident involved a taxi, Toyota Hiace REG No. UBM 489B, and a Mercedes Benz REG No. UAM 445B as both vehicles were moving from Kampala headed towards Masaka.
Faridah Nampiima, the Traffic Police spokesperson attributed the accident to over speeding by drivers of both vehicles who tried to overtake each other.
Nampiima said the over speeding Mercedes Benz attempted to overtake, but lost control and hit the Toyota Hiace forcing it off the road.
After veering off the road, both vehicles overturned with the Toyota Hiace killing its occupants.
According to the police statement, the deceased whose identities have not been established include; three female adults and two male adults who were passengers in the Toyota Hiace, while five other unknown victims from the Mercedes Benz were rushed to Nkozi Hospital for management.