By Spy Uganda
Police in Nsangi is investigating a fatal accident that occurred in the early hours of 1st June 2023, resulting in the loss of two precious lives.
Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire says the incident took place at St. Lawrence Nakati along the Kampala-Masaka highway, involving a UAL 881Z Isuzu bus belonging to Perfect Company and two pedestrians who were identified as Nabakooza Oliva and Nambi Specioza, both from Makondo Parish in Masaka Diocese.
According to preliminary reports, the incident transpired at approximately 3:00 AM. It is alleged that the driver of the UAL 881Z Isuzu bus, while traveling 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,” says Luke adding that the bodies of the deceased were respectfully taken to Mulago City Mortuary for postmortem examinations.
“In light of this tragedy, we urge all road users to exercise extreme caution and adhere to traffic rules and regulations to prevent such devastating incidents in the future. We also appeal to the public to support and offer solace to the affected families during this incredibly challenging time,” Luke cautions.