Three people have been confirmed dead on spot after a taxi lost control and overturned on Tuesday at Migyera town.
The deceased are two female adults and a juvenile whose identities have not yet been established. Several others have been injured in the same accident.
Traffic police confirms that the accident happened at around 11.30 am, 10 kms to Migyera Town when the Taxi Registration number UAX, 303F was traveling to Kampala from Masindi.
Faridah Nampiima, the Traffic Police Spokesperson told our reporter Minah Nalule that the taxi tyre burst, causing it to lose control and overturn severally. She says the injured have been rushed to nearby health centres for first aid treatment.
This incident comes just days after another accident claimed 11 lives and left 34 others badly injured in Bukomansibi District. The nasty accident involving a Fuso truck reg . no carrying 45 people happened at Kawoko –Kigaba Village, Bukomansimbi District along Masaka-Villa Maria –Sembabule Road. 27 people suffered fractured legs, arms and ribs while seven sustained minor injuries.
Traffic police have blamed the incident on reckless driving, the Fuso lost control and hit a road guard rail, forcing it to overturn.
“The lorry truck was loaded with business luggage/ merchandise, plus the owners seated on the back of the truck from Nyendo Central Market in Masaka City heading to the weekly Bukomansimbi playground market, before the accident.” Nampiima said on Saturday
Prior to this incident, another truck carrying 70 casual workers overturned at Ikoba junction in Masindi District, killing five people on the spot.
Recently, the Works and Transport Ministry was compelled to halt operations of the Link Bus Company after a horrible accident at Ssebitoli about 13Km from Fort Portal City claimed 21 lives and left scores injured.
According to the latest traffic report, 120 people died in road crashes between April 24 and May 14, 2022.