Three killed in Kyenjojo motor accident, scores injured

Friday June 24 2016

A policeman at the accident scene

A policeman at the accident scene. Courtesy photo 

By Edison Amanyire

Three people, including a Korean national have been confirmed dead and six others injured following an accident in which a commuter taxi travelling from Fort Portal to Kampala collided with a lorry at Rwaibale Trading Centre, Butunduzi Town council in Kyenjojo District.

According to the Kyenjojo District Police Commander Mr Martin Mbabazi, the accident happened Friday morning when the taxi driver tried to overtake a canter lorry around a corner.
He identified the dead as Michael Amanyire, his son Chriss Junior Amanyire and a Korean national Jae Kyun yoon.
“Three people died on spot. Those who were injured were rushed to Kyenjojo General Hospital where they are currently admitted,” he said.

Mr Mbabazi further noted that another fatal accident happened today in Kyenjojo District leaving several people admitted with serious injuries.
In the second accident which happened at Kireegesa along Kyenjojo-Kampala road, a Toyota land cruiser Reg No. UAT 384 X collided with a lorry Reg No UAU 979 V.
Mr Mbabazi attributed the cause of both accidents to reckless driving and cautioned the drivers to follow rules and regulations on the road.

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