A 24-year-old man survived being lynched after he was caught stealing money from a dead passenger.

Yasin Nyombi, 24, was mobbed and beaten severely by an angry mob along Iganga-Jinja Highway.

Area residents have accused the youths of having a habit of stealing from passengers involved in accidents along the highway.

The accident killed 7 people and about 10 sustained serious injuries when two vehicles collided head-on.

Bodies fell out of the passenger vehicle when after the entire roof blew off.

The preliminary report shows that the accident was a result of over-speeding and reckless driving.