4 perish in Masaka-Mbarara highway accident

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The scene of the accident [NTV photos]

Four people died on spot at Mbiriizi Town along Masaka-Mbarara Highway today afternoon when a motor vehicle Toyota Alex registration number UBA 995R lost control and knocked a motor cycle registration number UEG 115A.

Deputy police spokesperson, SP Patrick Onyango, said the motor vehicle that was coming from Kampala heading to Mbarara due to over speeding lost control, knocking the motor cycle, killing two occupants of the motor cycle and two pedestrians on spot.

The occupants of the motor vehicle escaped unhurt but the driver got serious injuries and he is currently admitted in a private clinic in Mbiriizi town.

The identity of the deceased is yet to be established. The bodies are at Masaka mortuary.

People gathering at the scene of the accident

“We want to caution motorists to avoid over speeding and always to adhere to the speed guidelines that are put on the sign posts along the highways,” Onyango said.

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