Seven people have been confirmed dead and at least 10 badly injured following an accident involving a commuter taxi Registration Number UAV, 157 and a Mini Bus (Coaster) UAT 805F.
The accident happened at Namasoga Village, in Iganga Disrict along the Iganga- Jinja highway when the commuter taxi which was coming from Jinja to Iganga crushed into the mini bus headed to the opposite direction.
“People are badly injured, their hands and legs are broken, they are in terrible condition,” one of the eye witnesses said.
According to the Iganga District Traffic officer, Rogers Nandege, the commuter taxi was at fault as it tired to overtake a tractor at the sharp bend before driving to a speeding mini bus.
Nandege confirms that both drivers for the two cars died instantly.
“Five passengers have also died, that brings the number to seven” he said.
Meanwhile a one Yasiin Nyombi is reported to have survived death after a crowd of witnesses at the accident scene pounced on him and pummelled him to near death for trying to steal money from a dead passenger.
A US National Sarah Giroux, who survived an accident along the same road in 2016 complained that people who had turned up to help them instead robbed them clean and left them to die.