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Family of Four Perishes In Ntungamo Road Accident :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Family of Four Perishes In Ntungamo Road Accident

The dead are Opeda Byamukama,44, a teacher at Bukiinda Secondary School and one of the directors of Wisdom Secondary School Rwentobo, his wife, Peninah Nabimanya,40, Predice Nyakato 10, and Magiiga Ones Kiiza, 3, all residents of Rwanyamutare cell Muhanga town council in Rukiga district.
Four family members were killed on Sunday night in a motor accident at Omunshenyi along the Ntungamo-Kabale road. The dead are Opeda Byamukama,44, a teacher at Bukiinda Secondary School and one of the directors of Wisdom Secondary School Rwentobo, his wife, Peninah Nabimanya,40, Predice Nyakato 10, and Magiiga Ones Kiiza, 3, all residents of Rwanyamutare cell Muhanga town council in Rukiga district.   

The four met their death on Sunday when a semi-trailer registration number UBH 711S crashed the Noah Toyota vehicle registration number UAY 833N they were driving on board. Jojo Okot Aldo, the in-Charge Rubaare Police Station claims that the trailer that was heading to Ntungamo from Kabale lost control and crashed in the Noah that was from the opposite direction killing all the four occupants aboard.   

He says that the truck driver fled from the scene. Baker Waiswa, an eyewitness, says the truck driver left his lane and knocked the Noah vehicle on the other side of the road. Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police Spokesperson, says that police handed over the deceased's bodies to Doctor's referral hospital in Rubaare Town Centre for postmortem before handing over the bodies to the relatives for burial.

Kasasira says that both vehicles are parked at Rubaare police station pending inspection by the Inspector of Vehicles as efforts to trace the truck driver are ongoing.

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