Four people died instantly when a car collided with a train at Nateete railway crossing near Kampala. Four other passengers in the car were seriously injured and rushed to Mulago Hospital.
They included the car driver and three other passengers. The car driver was identified as Khalid Nsubuga of Nabukalu, Busiro, and two of the passengers who died were sisters. The fourth victim was an eighteen month old baby.
Reports said that the car was returning to Kampala after collecting a child’s body in Mawokota for burial in Bulemeezi when it collided with the locomotive of an engineering train travelling from Kampala towards Kasese.
Did you know?
On February 4, 1966, Mr. Daudi Ochieng, a KY member of parliament, introduced a bill calling for a commission of inquiry into the illegal smuggling of gold, ivory and coffee from Congo, by President Obote with the collaboration of Col. Idi Amin.
In response, Obote had five of his cabinet ministers (Grace Ibingira, George Magezi, Balaki Kirya, Emmanuel Lumu and Matthias Ngobi) arrested during a cabinet meeting and held without trial, suspended the constitution, and assumed all executive powers.