Ntungamo, 3, August 2020: Police in Ntungamo district are investigating circumstances under which two of their own perished in a nasty road accident.
The Ntungamo District Police Commander (DPC) Damian Katwesiime confirmed the incident and identified the deceased as Engineer Bernard Asiimwe Ashibe, 45, a resident of Ruhaama trading center, Ruhaama sub-county in Ntungamo district and Robert Kamukama Buroko a police officer attached to CID Railway police station.
Katwesiime said the accident happened at Kitembe trading center along Ntungamo-Mirama highway in the Ntungamo district.
He added that the accident happened when the two vehicles with registration number UAY 168F a premio, pale-white and a fuso lorry with registration number UAX 967W maroon in colour had a collision.
Mr Katwesiime said the occupants of vehicle number UAY 168F died on spot while other three occupants in UAX 967W did not sustain any injuries.
“The dead bodies were taken to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital mortuary as we wait for their relatives to be taken for burial.