Work came to a standstill at the new taxi park as an ordinary Saturday afternoon turned dark when four people including a minor died on spot and several others survived with injuries in a road accident along Namirembe road
By Nicholas Wassajja
Work came to a standstill at the new taxi park as an ordinary Saturday afternoon turned dark when four people including a minor died and several others survived with injuries in a road accident along Namirembe road.
Patrick Onyango, the Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson, confirmed to New Vision that the four people,
including one that succumbed to internal bleeding at the intensive care unit in Mulago hospital , were killed when a milk truck cooler lost control due to brake failure and rammed into them.
"The bodies have been taken to Mulago hospital in. We appeal to the relatives of the deceased to come and identify the bodies," said Onyango, who attributed the accident to reckless driving and over speeding.
"The driver escaped amid confusion but we have launched investigations. We believe the accident was caused as a result of reckless driving and over speeding," He explained.
According to Godfrey Mwasa, an eye witnesses who claims to have survived narrowly, the deceased only identified as Specioza Nanfuka, Aisha and Isaac are general merchandise vendors at the new taxi park.
He also explained that, “the boy was caught in the tragedy as he was being helped to a taxi by a tout while his mother was fidgeting with loading their luggage.”
The name of the two-year old boy’s mother could not be established by press time but is reported that she sustained severe injuries while trying to save her son.
Farooq Lubega, Emmanuel Chamihongo, Sharifah Mbabazi, Annet Kasima, Sarah Musoke and Kisubi are some of the victims that survived the fatal accident.
Five killed in motor accident on Namirembe road