Three people have died on the spot and four others injured in an accident that occurred at Nkoni trading centre along the Masaka-Mbarara highway. The accident involved a Rwandan trailer registration number, RAE 836A and a Ugandan Fuso truck, registration number, UBG 720L.
According to eyewitnesses, the trailer lost control and rammed into the Fuso truck which was heading to Kampala from Mbarara. The trailer was heading to Rwanda.
The driver of the Fuso truck identified as Aggrey Muzaya, the turn boy and a woman suspected to be the owner of cargo died on the spot. The injured people include the driver of the trailer identified Amis Baheza and his turnboy Salim Tenywa and two women-only identified as Monica and Tunamuhikire.
Andrew Kamugisha, one of the eyewitnesses says locals carried away some of the bananas from the truck. The Southern Regional police spokesperson Muhamad Nsubuga confirmed the incident saying that police has not yet identified the bodies since these people did not have their identification documents adding that police has taken the bodies to Masaka hospital for postmortem.
He warned truck drivers against driving long journeys without resting because they risk making mistakes on the road because they are too tired.
Meanwhile, another accident occurred at Nkoni trading centre near a community market involving two motorcycles claimed another life of a motorcyclist leaving two people injured.