By Najibu Mulema

14 people have died in an accident along Masaka-Mbarara highway when a speeding commuter taxi collided with a Fuso truck.

The accident occurred at Kyabagonya Village about 7 kilometers from Kyanzanga Trading center in Lwengo district.

The accident happened when a commuter taxi registration number UAX 715G travelling from Lyantonde District to Kampala collided with a Global coach bus and a Fuso truck loaded with cement at Kyawagonya in Lwengo District along Mbara-Masaka Highway.

Scovia Birungi, the Masaka Region Traffic Police commander has confirmed the accident saying that at least 12 people that were traveling in the taxi died on the spot.

Two other people that died were pedestrians.

She says that they have fears that the number is likely to increase since those that were rushed to hospital are said to be in critical condition.

She has blamed the accident on speeding and reckless driving by the commuter taxi driver saying that he could have saved the passengers if he was not speeding.

The injured people have been taken to Masaka region referral hospital and the bodies of the deceased have been taken to the hospital mortuary.