Bus knocks two pilgrims dead

Man Jose Kayima

The Police in Nsangi are investigating a fatal accident which occurred in the early morning hours of Thursday at St Lawrence Nakati, along the Kampala- Masaka highway.

The driver of a bus UAL 881Z lost control of it and rammed into pilgrims from Makondo parish, Masaka District, who were on their way to Namugongo.

The deceased are two females identified as Nabakooza Oliva and Nambi Specioza, died on the spot.

“It is alleged that the driver of the UAL 881Z Isuzu bus, while travelling from the Nsangi direction on a slope, lost control of the vehicle, veering from his lane and tragically colliding with the two pilgrims who were on their way to participate in the forthcoming Martyrs Day celebrations scheduled for 3rd June 2023 in Namugongo.”

“Upon receiving the distress call, the Kyengera Police Station swiftly responded to the scene of the accident, accompanied by officers from the Nsangi Police Station and the Traffic Team from Kyengera. The necessary protocols were immediately set in motion. The bodies of the deceased were respectfully taken to Mulago City Mortuary for postmortem examinations,” Reads a Police Statement

Following the accident the driver of the bus vanished and as to Police he will face the appropriate legal consequences.

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