Today morning Thursday, May 6, a sudden fatal accident along Masaka Mbarara high way claimed lives of 14 people. A Trailer registration number TH77BVM / T433 BDY Mercedes Benz collided with a Toyota HiAce registration number UBE 995C that was coming from Mateete, SSembabule district to Kampala at 7:00Am.
According to the Police fourteen (14) people died on spot and these included 7 male adults, 5 females and 2 juveniles. The particulars of the victims of this disastrous accident were identified as Mwanje abubaker a 40 year old, a Rwandan national but a resident of Matete town council in Ssembabule district, Musasizi Moses a 28 year old a Burundi national but a resident of Bininkiliro in Ssembabule district.
Magero Moses aged 49 was a resident Mawogora subcounty Ssembabule district, Katete Francis a 58 old resident of Mateete subcounty Ssembabule district . Galambe Francis, 36 years a resident of Buyoga village Kayunga Mateete subcounty Sdembabule district, Nankya Maimuna a 70 years old, resident of Kasambya Village, Mateete Sub county Ssembabule District, Matuusa Sara a 25 year old resident of Mateete town council Ssembabule District, Nakalule shadia a female resident of Kasambya Village, Matete Sub County Sembabule District, Nakitto Maimuna a 20 year old resident of Kasambya Village Sembabule District, Natasha Rita aged 18years resident of Bamwede LC1 Sembabule District.
The juveniles in this fatal accident are Kisawuzi Benard aged 10 years a resident of Manyama B zone Mateete town council Ssembabule District and Mudiiba Sharim a female juvenile aged 14 years a resident of Salama Munyonyo Kampala District. One victim who’s in critical condition was admitted to Masaka Regional Referral Hospital understatements.
According to the Eyewitnesses the driver of a Tanzanian Trailer was overtaking on wrong side of the road thus collusion, the wreckage of the vehicles were taken to Masaka Central Police Station as the inspection is ongoing. The greater Masaka Police spokesperson ASP Muhammad Nsubuga urged all road users to observe well the use of road safety measures.