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Thirty Pupils Injured in Ntungamo Accident :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Thirty Pupils Injured in Ntungamo Accident

The town service Vehicle Registration number UAJ 610H belonging to Brilliant Kindergarten was transporting pupils from school on Thursday evening when the tragedy occurred.
At least 30 pupils' and three teachers were injured when a vehicle they were traveling in rammed into the Ntungamo central market building.

The town service Vehicle Registration number UAJ 610H belonging to Brilliant Kindergarten was transporting pupils from school on Thursday evening when the tragedy occurred.

Ntungamo Traffic and Road Safety Officer, Emilio Kazimoto attributes the accident to brake failure. Eye witnesses say the vehicle lost control after connecting to the main road. It carried more than 40 persons at the time of the accident.

28 of the pupils were rushed to Itojo hospital for treatment. Six other children, with fatal injuries, the bus driver and a teacher whose foot was cut off in the accident were referred to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital.

Also injured was a shop attendant in the building that was rammed into and a four year old child.

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