BUIKWE. Four people including a police officer have died while 13 others were seriously injured in an accident that happened in Mabira forest on Saturday morning.
Ssezibwa Regional Police Spokesperson Ms Hellen Butoto said the incident happened at around 1am.
The accident involved a coaster registration number UBD 343P from Kampala to Jinja and a trailer T643DNU/T841D from the opposite direction.
Ms Butoto said the driver of the coaster was trying to overtake without checking whether there was an oncoming vehicle. Unfortunately this resulted in a head-on collision.
She said among the deceased was a police officer identified as Mr Andrew Matampa attached to Katwe Police Station in Kampala who pronounced dead on arrival at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital.
Ms Butoto said the three dead bodies which are yet to be identified are in Kawolo hospital mortuary and that of their own officer is in Jinja hospital mortuary.
Ms Bototo added that the 13 injured passengers are receiving treatment at Jinja hospital.
By Daily Monitor