By Leilah Bbaale
Five people have died and 20 others injured in an accident along the Hoima-Masindi Road.
The accident happened on Monday at around 10 pm near Waaki Bridge in Mbaarara village Kitoba Sub County, Hoima district.
According to the police, a Fuso Lorry registration number UAT 096V carrying several sugar cane cutters veered off the road and overturned several times killing the five on the spot. The injured were rushed to Hoima Regional Referral Hospital.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson says that the deceased and the injured that are yet to be identified were are all sugar cane cutters from Hoima and were being transported to Kinyara Sugar cane plantation in Masindi district.
According to Hakiza, the unidentified driver of the Fuso Truck is on the run. Hakiza says that preliminary investigations point to over speeding.
Sugar factories in the region have come under criticism for transporting workers in dangerous mechanical condition vehicles.