The grisly motor accident that involved a trailer and a Toyota Hiace taxi at Kyampisi village on the Kampala- Gulu highway in Nakasongola District claimed the lives of Hariz Nantongo (20), Viani Baho Ntagwabira(35), Hadijah Nabankema (35), Ramrah Nasonko (11), Malu Tendo (2), Scovia Kemikoora (25) and Allan Musaazi (27), all residents of Nakaseke District. The victims were all occupants of the taxi vehicle and destined for Kinyogoga town and Kaweweta barracks in Nakaseke District.
Police also identified one of the injured survivors as Catherine Nakumbi, a resident of Kinyogoga in Nakaseke District.
The driver of the taxi reportedly rammed into a stationary trailer as he tried to dodge a possible head-on collision with a bus that was coming from the opposite direction, heading to Kampala City at 9pm. It is alleged that the speeding taxi driver failed to control the vehicle, crashing into the stationary trailer.