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Four dead in Hoima road accident

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four people have been knocked dead in an accident that happened along the Hoima-Kaiso-Tonya road this morning.

The accident occurred near Kyamukunjuki trading centre in Kitoba sub-county, when the victims who were riding on a motorcycle registration number UDW 280K bajaj were knocked by a Toyota wish, registration number UBK 654V which was heading to Hoima.

The deceased persons have only been identified by a single name each as Elvis, Darius, Jackson and Onesmus, all residents of Chongambe trading centre in Buseruka sub-county. The four were reportedly heading to Bujawe forest in Kitoba sub-county, for timber harvesting.

William Byakagaba, an eyewitness explains that the deceased persons died on the spot.

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson said that the driver who is yet to be identified abandoned the vehicle and took off after the accident. He says police preliminary investigations indicate that the accident was a result of overspeeding.

The motorcycle and the vehicle involved in the accident have been towed and parked at Hoima Central Police Station.

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