Part of the accident wreckage.
Police in Namutumba district is investigating circumstances
under which five family members have perished in a road accident along the Iganga-Tirinyi-Mbale
The victims who set off their journey from Bugembe ward in
Jinja city were heading for the burial of a distant relative in Budaka
district. The accident occurred at Jaruko trading center in
The family members who are named as Mariam Musenero, Nasiru Musenero,
Madina Sabano, Sula Kungu and Khalifa Waira were driving a Subaru UBE 360N which rammed into a wheel loader attached to Dot services registration number; UAX
It is alleged that, the Subaru driver was speeding when he eventually rammed into a wheel loader which was being used to implement road works along the Mbale-Tirinyi highway.
Sumini Namukose, the deceaseds' relative says that she received
the news about their death at 4:00pm. “A policeman called to inform me
about their death and he claimed that they were over speeding but declined to
divulge details arguing that a formal report will be handed over to us
before burial,” she says.
Busoga East police spokesperson, James Mubi confirms the
incident adding that the bodies of deceased have been taken to Iganga general
hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.
Mubi adds that, police authorities are coordinating with other deceased persons' relatives to ensure that, autopsy procedures are
conducted before handing them over for burial.