Samuel Abedi, the Amolatar District Police Commander, says they have so far recovered the bodies of Carlos Ogwal, 6, Michelle Akello, 3 and their mother, Lillian Ayugi, 32 years. He says they are still searching for the bodies of two other accident victims.
Daniel Kaseregenye, the Hoima Municipal town clerk told URN that they are set to renovate the facility this financial year. He says the facility is to be painted and fenced before they install electricity and water.
Geoffrey Byamugisha, a resident of Bukinda Sub County in Rukiga district, says while the commissioning the highway president, Yoweri Museveni told them that it would last for 25 years without any cracks. He however, says to his surprise the road has developed cracks just under five years after completion.
The Rwizi Region Traffic Police Chief, Justine Opusi, says the officers fell off the truck. He explains that three officer sustained serious injuries and are hospitalised at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital while three other escaped with minor injuries.
Edward Naijuka, an eye witness who operates a shop close to the accident scene, says amidst the confusion Kayondo went back to his vehicle and returned with a small hoe, which he used to assault Sseruga on the head.
According to the DPP, the practice of Blood Compensation is crippling the prosecution of murder cases. Now, the DPP is pondering engaging Lango Cultural leaders on the practice, which they say is dangerous on the administration of justice in the region.
Dr. Grace Nakalyango, an expert from Hemophilia Foundation Uganda, said the risk of excessive bleeding can be managed if guidelines are followed. She however, noted that there is limited awareness about Hemophilia, adding that many people live with the condition without knowing.
The accident occurred at Kyonyo village in Buranga parish kamuganguzi Sub County around 5:30am this morning when the Modern Coast bus registration number UBA 067Y destined for Rwanda collided with a trailer registration number T467BFX/T714ATW heading to Kenya.
The deceased has been identified as Samuel Black, a resident of Katoma village in Isandara B Parish, Buititi Sub County in Kyenjojo district. James Kawalya, the Kyenjojo District Police Commander, says their findings show that Major Brown Mwebesa was speeding at the time of the accident.
The truck spilled several strips of the palm poles onto the bridge as it plunged into the waterfalls, about 7.5 Meters deep. It is still unclear how many people were inside the ill-fated truck at the time of the accident.
The accident involved a Gaagaa bus, a trailer and a tractor. Our reporter at the scene says that bodies and survivors are strewn all over the place. Rescue teams headed by the police and ambulance services are now ferrying survivors and dead bodies to nearby health facilities.
According to information obtained by URN, the accident occurred at a sharp bend just after Lulwanda childrens home when a Fuso truck registration number UAL 092X lost control and hit the guard rails before plunging into a valley.