By Najibu Mulema

A deadly car accident has claimed lives of three people and left other 30 with severe injuries along Mbarara- Ibanda highway.

The accident happened at around 3:00 am on Sunday when a driver of an overspeeding Canter truck, carrying over 60 passengers lost control and overturned several times.

Thr passengers were travelling from an annual Christian crusade by a popular preacher, Fr. John Bashobora in Karaama in Mbarara district to Buhweju district.

The injured were rushed to Mbarara hospital.

The deceased were identified as Beatrice Nahabwe,28, Kiviri Leonida,43, and Innocent Asiimwe,3.

According to police, the cause of the accident was due to reckless driving.