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Five people perish in Masaka Road accident

Five people have been confirmed dead after the vehicles they were traveling in got into an accident at Wamatovu-Nakirebe along Kampala-Masaka highway in Mpigi district on Monday morning.  

Lydia Tumushabe the Katonga Region Police spokesperson says the accident occurred when a drone taxi Reg No. UBH 517E heading to Masaka rammed into another taxi registration number UAT 108V that was heading to Kampala from Mpigi. 

According to eye witnesses, Absalom Kagugube a Boda boda rider and resident of Kasenge in Wakiso district who was riding with two other people caused the accident when he declined to give way to the Drone car, which was on a high speed.

The drone driver rammed into an oncoming taxi in an attempt to save the lives of the cyclists.

Only one of the deceased has been identified as Bakulumpagi commonly known as pastor. Others are one of the taxi drivers and resident of Ggala in Mpigi, a passenger from the Boda boda and three passengers from the taxi.

Those who escaped with serious injuries include; John Katongole, Ruth Nanteza and Abusolom Kagugube, the cyclist. Police is yet to get full identities of all the deceased and the injured.

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