Police retrieve a body of one of the deceased from the bush where the taxi ended up
The Thursday evening accident occurred at Katosi village, about thirty kilometers from Mitana to Mubende, on the Kampala ? Fort Portal highway.
The driver of the speeding taxi, registration number UAW 203F is reported to have lost control and overturned after a front tyre burst.
Moses Kakooza, one of the residents said that the taxi which was over speeding heading to Mubende burst a tyre, which might have caused the accident.
Alex Yeheyo, the traffic officer at Mubende police station said they were still investigating the cause of the accident.
Yeheyo confirmed that three people died on spot and several others sustained injuries. The deceased had not been identified by press time.
Up to twelve people were rushed to Mubende regional referral hospital following this accident while others were rushed to Mulago.
By Luke Kagiri, The New Vision