Death toll in Rukungiri District fatal accident hits two

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RUKUNGIRI– The Police in Rukungiri District are investigating circumstances under which a fatal road accident claims two lives.

Elly Maate the Kigezi Region Police spokesperson says that the accident involved a motor vehicle registration no UBF 130Z Toyota hiace driven by unknown driver who took off after the accident and a motorcycle reg no UEP 550M Bajaj boxer.

Maate adds that the motorcycle was being driven by the deceased Godwin Byamukama 22, a lumberer resident of Nyakahanga village, Kazindiro parish Bugangari sub county Rukungiri district.

The second victim is Isaac Ariho 27 a resident of Kyitunguru one cell, Kazindiro parish in Bugangari Sub County, Rukungiri district who was also travelling on the motorcycle.

Maate says that the accident occured on Monday October 25th 2021 at about 8PM at Nyamayenje bridge along Rukungiri Ntungamo road.

The motorcycle occupants who were trekking towards Buyanja when they had a head on collision with the motor-vehicle that headed towards Rukungiri town.

The Police was notified, visited the scene and the body was taken to Rwakabengo health center III for postmortem as inquiries to ascertain the likely cause are being made.

The case has since been registered at Rukungiri Central Police Station under reference number TAR 52/2021.