Three people have died in a road accident in Kiyonza Village, in Byakabanda Sub -County, Rakai District after the driver of Reg. No. UAN 215 P lost control over the truck and rolled several times.
The deceased were identified as Imelda Namayanja, a resident of Nyendo, a Masaka town suburb and Justus Mukasa whereas the third was not identified.
Only two traders and the truck driver were able to survive the accident, according to Southern Regional Police Spokesperson, Mr Lameck Kigozi and were rushed to Masaka Regional Referral Hospital for treatment.
The truck was carrying bananas as well as the deceased at about 10:30am on Tuesday when the accident occurred.
“Police banned the transportation of people on trucks but many drivers in Masaka Sub- region are still violating this order,”Kigozi said.
This marks the second road accident to occur in Masaka Sub- region in less than one week; five pupils of Bigasa Primary School in Bukomansimbi District were involved in an accident while travelling from a football match in Misanvu Town on the weekend.