By Innocent Atuganyira
KIKUUBE: Three people have perished in a road accident along Hoima – Kagadi road.
The accident that involved a Canter lorry and a trailer occurred Thursday evening at Kizirafumbi trading centre in Kikuube district.
The Albertine region Police Spokesperson Julius Allan Hakiza has identified the deceased persons as Paul Atugonza, the driver of a Canter lorry registration number UAR 751M and its passengers Gloria Kabagenyi and another who had not been identified.
Hakiza revealed that the accident occured when the Canter that was heading to Hoima City from Kagadi side rammed into a stationary Trailer registration number UAB 703R/UAL631X belonging to Hima Cement, instantly killing the Canter driver.
The police officer added the other two occupants of the Canter lorry died at Hoima Regional Referral Hospital later where they had been rushed for treatment.
Hakiza added that the dead bodies are at Hoima regional referral hospital while the driver of the trailar identified as Badru Kalyango is being detained at Hoima police station as investigations into the matter go on.