One person dies on spot in Rukungiri accident


NEWS-One person has lost his life and six others were seriously injured when a vehicle they were travelling in overturned at katabushera hill, in Bugangari sub county Rukungiri district.

According to the kigezi region police spokesperson Elly Maate, the incident involved a Fuso Fighter reg no. UAU 497 U and Fuso fighter reg UAR 368R.

Maate says Fuso fighter reg UAR 368R which was coming from Bikurungu side heading to Rukungiri town failed to climb the hill and reversed forcing the driver to lose control and over turned.

He adds that when the driver of Fuso fighter reg UAU 497 U saw the front vehicle reversing, he decided to reverse at a high speed and ended up over turning in the middle of the road killing a passenger instantly.

The deceased has been identified as Niwamanya peter a resident of farmers cell in Rukungiri municipality.

Maate said that the Police rushed to the scene and thereafter, the dead body was taken to Rwakabengo Health Center IV mortuary for a postmortem as inquiries into the matter continue.