Four people die in Luweero motor accident

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Four people die in Luweero motor accident

The wreckage of the motor accident that claimed four lives at Kakinzi village on Kampala-Gulu Highway in Luweero District on Friday at 11pm. Photo by Dan Wandera. 

By Dan Wandera

Posted  Saturday, December 28  2013 at  15:56

Police in Luweero District has retrieved four bodies from a wreckage of two vehicles that were involved in an accident in Luweero District on Friday night.

The accident occurred at Kakinzi Village on the Kampala- Gulu Highway at 11pm.

Luweero District Police Commander Godfrey Ninsiima has identified the dead as Bruce Alitum a lecturer of Nkumba University, Mr Tonny Kisa a banker attached to Centenary Bank, Gulu branch, Constance Ochakacom attached to Uganda Revenue Authrority offices in Kampala and John Ssebaale.

The motor accident, according to Mr Cwinya-Ai Wilfred, the police traffic officer at the scene of the accident, involved a Toyota Premio which was heading to Kampala from Nebbi District and a Taata Lorry which was heading to Gulu Town from Kampala.

The two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision, with police pointing to speeding and poor vision as possible causes of the accident according to Mr Cwinya-Ai.

Four other people were injured in the accident. They include; Ms Mary Amony attached to Reach Out Mbuya in Kampala, Makulula Ramathan of Lugazi Town Council, Joel Isabirye of Lugazi Town Council and Baker Bogere of Lugazi Town Council who are all admitted to Bishop Acili Memorial Hospital in Luweero Town.

Police had to wait for the police fire department team from Kampala to help retrieve three bodies that had been trapped in the wreckage of the Toyota Premio vehicle after the accident.

"Three bodies had been trapped in the wreckage of the small vehicle. We called for support from the fire department in Kampala to help retrieve the bodies trapped in the wreckage," Mr Cwinya-Ai said.

The bodies of the deceased were transported to Kasana Health centre IV mortuary in Luweero Town Council for postmortem.