vehicle has plunged into Kazinga Channel in Katungura at the border between Kasese
and Rubirizi District. The Toyota Probox vehicle registration number UBD 512Y
was from Rubirizi crossing to Kasese District when it plunged into the channel
on Tuesday afternoon.
Currently, both vehicles and travellers are using
a ferry to cross between the two districts because of the ongoing works on Katunguru
Bridge. According to eyewitnesses, the driver failed to break when he was
getting on the ferry and plunged into the channel.
Moses Alinaitwe, one of the workers at Kazinga
channel, said the driver failed to control the car at the signal of the ferry
controllers. Cerean Bainomugisha, the acting Rubirizi District Police Commander
blames the accident on brake failure.
He says that fishermen and police marine managed
to save driver’s live on time. He says that they have teamed up with UNRA
to remove the vehicle from the water.
Cue out: …gendera ku instructions.”//
The Rubirizi Resident District Commissioner, Harriet
Nakamya says they have intensified monitoring to ensure all vehicles with
questionable mechanical conditions are not allowed on the ferry.
//Cue in: “Ematooka emu ebade….
Cue out: …nebagwamu nebafa.”//
Solomon Ahimbisibwe, the project engineer at
Katunguru bridge has called for vigilance when loading vehicles on the
ferry. By the time of filling this story, UNRA was trying to retrieve the