Police in Budaka District, Eastern Uganda has Wednesday registered a fatal accident at Mailo tano, Mbale-Tirinyi road in which six people died on the spot.
The accident happened at around 6 O’clock in the morning.
The traffic report indicates that the accident involved motor vehicles registration number UAT 995A (Raum), UBH 437K (Toyota Hiace), another Toyota Hiace and a taxi, UBJ 676W.
The deceased have been identified as; Mulabi David, Namarome Fatima, Nambafu Kurusum, Kafero Isaka and a yet to be identified male adult.
Another victim identified as Nandigobe Saida sustained serious injuries while two other, not identified, survived the accident.
According to police, the accident was caused by the speeding taxi UBJ 676W.
The drivers of both Toyota Hiaces are on the run and efforts are underway to have them arrested.
“We want to caution all road users to be disciplined while on the road, most of the accidents are as a result of human errors that are avoidable once we drive carefully and responsibly,” said ASP Nampiima Faridah, the PRO Traffic and Road safety.
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