Two people have died in an accident that occurred at Munteme trading centre, along the Hoima-Fort Portal road in Kikuube district, this morning.
The accident occurred when a Toyota Corolla registration number UAJ 847J collided with a Hilux registration number UAV 865K. The deceased persons were identified as Gilbert Tumusiime, 25, the driver of the Corolla and resident of Bulyango village in Hoima district and his co-driver Godfrey Tumusiime, 21.
Albertine Region Police Spokesperson Julius Hakiza told Uganda Radio Network that the driver died on the spot while his colleague died on arrival to Hoima Referral Hospital.
Hakiza says police has launched a manhunt for the driver of the Toyota Hilux who abandoned his vehicle and eloped.
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Cue out…for the suspect.”//
The accident comes barely two weeks after another accident that occurred along the Hoima-Kaiso-Tonya road when a Tipper Lorry registration number UAU 684C Lost control and veered off the road before overturning several times. The accident claimed eight lives.
The lorry was ferrying Bricks to Kaiso landing site in Hoima district from Mwendante village in Kitoba sub-county Hoima district.