Eight people have been confirmed dead in a road crash after a FUSO truck registration number UBL 945Y carrying people scrap metals collided with global bus registration number UBG 812K, at mile 17 in Isingiro district along Isingiro-Mbarara road.
The accident occurred last evening at 7:10pm when the FUSO from Isingiro side lost control while speeding on a slope, and it collided with a bus from Mbarara side.
Ms. Rita Kiyuba who is the OC traffic Isingiro, the eight who died were occupants of the FUSO truck while one bus passenger sustained injuries.
99 people killed in road crashes in one week across Uganda, between 30th July and 5th August 2023. In a weekly security briefing on Monday, August 7, 2023, SP Michael Kananura, the traffic directorate spokesperson, said that in the last one week, police registered a total of 405 road crashes, of which 79 were fatal, 199 serious while 129 were minor. 424 victims were involved in these accidents where 99 died and 325 sustained serious injuries. 36 accidents were for motorcycles.