The accident happened on Monday at around 10 pm near Waaki Bridge in Mbaarara village Kitoba Sub County, Hoima district.
Julius Hakiza,the Albertine region police spokesperson confirmed the accident.
Five people have died and 20 others injured in an accident along
the Hoima-Masindi Road.
The accident happened on Monday at around 10 pm near Waaki Bridge in Mbaarara
village Kitoba Sub County, Hoima district.
According to the police, a Fuso Truck registration number UAT 096V
carrying several sugar cane cutters veered off the road and overturned several
times killing the five on the spot. The injured were rushed to Hoima Regional
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson says that the deceased and
the injured that are yet to be identified were all sugar cane cutters from
Hoima and were being transported to Kinyara Sugar cane plantation in Masindi
According to Hakiza, the unidentified driver of the Fuso Truck is on the run. Hakiza says that preliminary investigations
point to over speeding.
factories in the region have come under criticism for transporting workers in
dangerous mechanical condition vehicles.