Three dead, 30 Injured in Mbarara Car Accident

Three dead, 30 Injured in Mbarara Car Accident

A fatal accident at Katebe along Mbarara- Ibanda highway has left 3 people dead and other 30 with severe injuries. The accident reportedly happened on Sunday morning at around 3am.

According to the traffic police in the area, the accident was caused by a speeding Canter that was carrying about 60 passengers. The driver lost control and overturned several times thus killing three on spot.

It is alleged that the passangers were from Mbarara-Karama in an annual crusade of Fr JB Basoboro.

The deceased have been identified as Kiviri Leonida, 43, Beatrice Nahabwe, 28 and Innocent Asiimwe.

The injured were rushed to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital and most of them are reportedly in critical condition.

The cause of the accident has been attributed to reckless driving. Police added that the driver was trying to dodge traffic officers because it’s illegal to carry passengers on the back of the truck.