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Five perish in Kampala-Masaka boxing day road crash


Five people have been confirmed dead following a road crash at Kibukuta Swamp, Kayabwe along the Kampala-Masaka highway this morning.

Police said five other people were rushed to hospital after they were seriously hurt in the 7am crash which involved a Toyota Hiace taxi and a Mercedes Benz that were both moving from Kampala to Masaka District.

Traffic police spokesperson, ASP Faridah Nampiima says the suspected cause of accident is speeding by both vehicles

According to her, the deceased whose identities have not been established yet include three females and two males who were in the taxi. The five survivors who are also yet to be identified were occupants of the Benz.

Mbarara-Masaka-Kampala road has remained one of the accident-prone highways in the country, registering between 200 and 300 fatalities annually