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
Mutyaba urges BUL to beat Villa after Ssimbwa’s exit
The BUL FC interim coach calls on his players to take advantage of SC Villa’s current transitional period to beat them....
Sadolin Paints not scared of Police FC
Sadolin Paints head coach Abdul Musafiiri has said that his side is no longer intimidated by Police FC ahead of their clash on Tuesday....
Uganda women win bronze at world cross country
Uganda''s senior women won bronze medal at the World Cross Country ($12,000 prize ) championships early today in Guiyang, China....
World Cross Country: Kipyeko ready to take on the big guns
World Junior mountain running and national cross country champion Philip Kipyeko has said that team Uganda are not faint hearted on hearing the top names being mentioned as favourites and that they are ready to produce a surprise at Saturday’s IAAF World Cross Country championships....
Basketball: KIU want Malinga
If you were not convinced that the KIU Titans already had the most talented squad in the National Basketball League (NBL), this will sway you....
Areas Uganda Cranes must improve
Cranes are supposed to be harmless birds.Even though these long-legged and long-necked creatures are opportunistic feeders that eat a range of items such as small rodents, fish, amphibians, and insects, to grain, berries, and plants....
Will the ban of food vendors help eliminate typhoid?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter