Sport
Two children knocked dead in motor rally
Publish Date: Jul 07, 2014
Two children knocked dead in motor rally
The damaged car which Daudi was driving in the SMC Rally. PHOTO/Mpalanyi Ssentongo
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Johnson Were

LUWEERO - Two children, Rehema Nanyanzi, 4, and an unidentified boy estimated to be aged between 4-5 years, died in an accident that involved seven people, leaving five injured, after a rally car driven by Umar Daudi rammed into them at Mpagati, Zirobwe in Luweero.

The national motorsport governing body (FMU) Sunday mourned the two children who died during the SMC Challenge Rally.

In a press briefing at the NCS headquarters in Lugogo, Kampala, FMU President Jack Wavamuno said, “Accidents happen in motorsport, but it’s sad that today’s [Sunday] accident claimed the lives of two juveniles.”

Improving safety

“We join their parents and relatives to mourn these young ones as a federation and our doctor, Steven Kaate, is at Mulago Hospital following up on those injured to make sure that their lives are saved.

"We shall do all it takes to see that it doesn’t happen again,” he stressed in a breaking voice.


One of the injured children being rushed to hospital on a bodaboda. PHOTO/Mpalanyi Ssentongo
 


A visibly dazed Daudi being led away from the accident scene. PHOTO/Mpalanyi Ssentongo

The four admitted in Mulago Hospital are Rose Nakanwagi (10 years) daughter of Chris Lubega, Hanifah Nantale (6) daughter of Juma Kayemba, Mawejje Kabeba (15) son of Dumba and Herman Kasambula (15) son of Nankabirwa all of Zirobwe.

The fifth victim Aisha Nabagala, 27, sustained chest and back injuries and was admitted at JEK Hospital in Busiika.

The rally, which was the fourth round of the National Rally Championship, sponsored by Uganda Telecom, Coca Cola, MJ Safaris and Lavanda Hotel, was won by Ronald Ssebuguzi.


Also related to this story

Ssebuguzi triumphs on Day One of SMC Sprint

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Women Football League set to start in February
Twelve teams have so far confirmed their participation in the FUFA National Women’s Football League....
Mbidde rules out giving up roles at NCS, FUFA
Denis Mbidde has ruled out relinquishing any of his roles in the National Council of Sports (NCS) and the football governing body FUFA....
MTN Marathon: Rogue competitors to be kicked out
The Uganda Athletics Federation will put more emphasis on locking out cheats from the MTN Kampala Marathon after discovering that some runners, mostly in the 10km and corporate race events, cheated on Sunday....
George Nsimbe says bye to KCCA
Outgoing KCCA FC coach George Nsimbe has asked the players and fans to have faith and confidence in the technical team he is leaving behind and support them to handle the club....
Sony to end FIFA sponsorship contract
Sony has decided not to renew a multi-million-dollar sponsorship contract with FIFA, reports said Tuesday, as the money-losing firm undergoes a painful restructuring and football's governing remains embroiled in controversy....
New security measures in place for EA University games
Participants have been guaranteed of security as they prepare for the upcoming Eastern Africa University Games scheduled for December 17-21 at Uganda Christian University (UCU) in Mukono....
Should Govt lease parts of Lake Victoria to private developers?
Its Ok
No Way
Not Sure
follow us
subscribe to our news letter