Three people have died and twelve others seriously injured in a road accident along Kampala-Mubende Highway.
Accident Taxi being towed to Mubende Police Station. Photo by Jonathan Namutinda
This after a taxi they were traveling in lost control and over turned at Katosi about thirty kilometers from Mityana to Mubende.
According to the police, the driver of the taxi registration number UAW 203 F heading to Kagadi through Mityana and Mubende slid off the road hitting a tree and overturning instantly.
Yeheyo Alex, a traffic officer at Mubende police station said they were yet to establish the identities of the deceased and those admitted. Majority of the victims were admitted in Mubende hospitals.
Some of the eyewitnesses blamed the accident on the driver whom they said was over speeding. Kakooza Joshua, a resident at Katosi says the vehicle overturned several times, and later went off the road, after getting a flat tyre.
Residents around this village where the accident occurred stole valuable commodities and money from the victims.
Kakooza says a pistol belonging to one of the injured passengers was abandoned at the scene before police arrived there.