Three killed in alleged drink-driving collision

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Three killed in alleged drink-driving collision
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At least three people, including two drivers, were killed in a head-on collision at Nakulabye in Kagadi District.

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson, told the Nile Post that one of the drivers in the 12:15am accident was hours earlier seen drinking with friends.

The deceased have been identified as Businge Tumusime, who was driving a Mitsubishi Canter registration UBK 227U from Hoima side heading to Kyenjojo, Joseph Mwesigwa who was driving a lorry registration UBJ 213C heading to Hoima side, and Patrick Katwesigye, an occupant in the Canter.

The latter was pronounced dead shortly after reaching Kakibogo Health Centre in Kagadi.

"It is very unfortunate that we have lost three lives, and it is said that the driver Businge Tumusime together with other colleagues was seen in Kyenzige drinking 2km to the place where the accident happened," Hakiza said.

"Given how drunk he was, none one expected him to drive but he drove later causing an accident."

Hakiza wondered why people have not heeded to police guidelines to avoid drink driving.

"We have always asked people to avoid driving when they are drunk, now this one was very drunk, and its said he was speeding," he said.

"it is very common especially at night, drivera speed as if they are the only people using the roads."

The two survivors include Nicholas Mulindwa, 19, Nicholas Kayemba, 30, who are now admitted at Kagadi main hospital.

The bodies of the deceased are currently at Kagadi hospital mortuary.

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