Speeding taxi kills four in Bundibugyo

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KAARO KARUNGI | BUNDIBUGYO –  Four people have been confirmed dead following an accident along the Bundibugyo-Fort-Portal road in Bundibugyo district. The accident occurred last evening at Bugama village in the middle of Semuliki National Park.
According to eyewitnesses, the accident occurred when a speeding taxi registration number UBH 654J lost control and hit the four who were trying to cross the road. The deceased persons were from collecting firewood in a nearby forest.

The deceased were identified as Kabasinguzi Kelvin, Kobusinge Grace, Muhindo Medren and Asaba Kyamunye. The fifth victim was critically injured and was rushed to Bundibugyo hospital for management.

The area LC II Mugisa Magama said two of the victims died on the spot while the other two were pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. He blames the accident on over speeding.

The Bundibugyo DPC Aggrey Okumu confirmed the accident and said they have opened up investigations to establish the possible cause of the accident. He cautions drivers against reckless driving.

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