Six die after Rukungiri-bound bus rams into taxi in Ntungamo

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Six die after Rukungiri-bound bus rams into taxi in Ntungamo
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Police  have confirmed the death of six people  and three others sustained injuries in a road crash that occurred Wednesday morning  at Kakiika along Ntungamo-Rukungiri Road in Ntungamo District.

According to a statement released by traffic police  spokesperson Michael Kananura the crash involved motor vehicles UBN 337H, a Toyota Hiace, and UAP 385U, an Isuzu bus belonging to Kasaaba Bus Company.

"According the initial report, motor vehicle UBN 337H, which was coming from Rukungiri to Ntungamo, got a tyre puncture and parked on the right-hand side of the road, leaving part of the vehicle on the tarmac while attempting to fix the tyre, with full lights on."

He said the  bus, which was coming from Kampala and heading to Rukungiri, veered off the road and collided head-on with the parked omnibus, instantly killing six people, including the driver, the turn man, and a police officer attached to Nsangi Police Station, and injuring three others.

Police said the victims to Divine Health and Ntungamo Specialist Medical Centers for medical attention while the bodies have been conveyed to  Rwashameire Health Centre IV for post-mortem examination.

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