Eriat met his death when a Probox vehicle registration number UBG 865H he was travelling in together with Silver Oringa and Donald Adriko transporting Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) camera equipment plunged into the swamp.
A motor vehicle has plunged in the swamp along Kampala-Gulu
highway claiming the life of Robert Eriat, a technician with Securex
Engineering Services and injuring two others.
Eriat met his death when a Probox
vehicle registration number UBG 865H he was he was travelling in together with Silver
Oringa and Donald Adriko transporting Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) camera
equipment plunged into the swamp.
The incident occurred around 9:45 am at Ngogogoro
village in Luwero district along Kampala-Gulu highway on Monday. Hanipher
Namata an eyewitness says that the speeding vehicle destined for Gulu from
Kampala lost control before it plunged into the swamp.
that she tried to stop the vehicle and sell pineapples
to the occupants before it plunged into the swamp but pulled back because of
the high speed.
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Adriko and Oringa managed to swim before the
residents came to their rescue. Police recovered Eriat’s body from the wreckage
after pulling it from the swamp.
Patrick Maikula, the acting Luwero district commander, says
they rushed the two survivors to Luwero Hospital for treatment.
He says that the deceased’s body is lying at Luwero hospital mortuary while the wreckage is
at Luwero Central Police Station.
that they have commenced investigations into the accident and cautioned drivers against speeding on the highway.
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At least 20 people died and scores escaped with
injuries in accidents within Luwero district along Kampala-Gulu highway from
January to May this year.
This prompted Uganda National Roads Authority
to erect humps in towns to limit the speed of motorists and save lives
following numerous complaints from residents and local leaders.
However, because of
the few vehicles on the road owing to the nationwide lockdown, vehicles carrying
cargo and essential workers are racing in areas without humps and police