Three family members were killed and six others injured in road accident in Buikwe, police said.
According to Traffic Police spokesperson Faridah Nampiima, the accident happened after the car the family was travelling in crashed into a truck.
The accident involved two motor vehicles Reg no. UAL 958Q Toyota Corona premio and Motor vehicle Reg.no. UAZ 558P/UAL 793X Man trailer.
The deceased have been identified as Kalema Yunus male adult aged 31 years and a resident of Walusubi trading centre in Mukono district- driver of UAL 958Q premio, Lutwama Rajab aged 48 years, resident of Walusubi Mukono- Passenger in UAL 958Q premio and Unidentified female juvenile aged 4 yrs- passenger in Premio.
Three (03) female adults and one (01) male adult not yet identified while the two Juveniles aged 13 years & Maimuna aged seven years have been identified as children of Lutwama Rajab, the deceased.
It’s alleged that Motor vehicle reg.no. UAL 958Q Toyota corona premio that was being driven by one Kalema Yunus from Jinja to Kampala side, lost control, crossed the lane to the opposite side and rammed into (side) motor vehicle reg. no. UAZ 558P/UAL 793X trailer that was being driven by one Takwana Karim m/a 57 yrs from Kampala to Jinja side.
The injured were rushed to Mulago National Referral hospital for further medical attention while the bodies of the deceased taken to Kawolo hospital mortuary for postmortem
According to police data, road accidents claim than 2,000 deaths every year.