A single fatal accident was registered yesterday, August 8th, 2023, at 10:00 pm at Kufu along the Manafwa-Mbale Road in Manafwa District, involving a vehicle with registration number UBJ 994J, a Tata Lorry owned by Bukusu Corporative Enterprise Ltd.
It is alleged that the driver of the Tata Lorry, identified as Mr. Godmas Mamai, was transporting students from Nakhupa Primary School, while traveling at high speed, the vehicle lost control at Kufu along the Manafwa-Mbale Road and overturned. This unfortunate incident claimed the life of a 16-year-old pupil male juvenile, Naminayi Thomas on the spot. Additionally, 117 others sustained injuries.
The injured have been rushed to Mbale Regional Referral Hospital for medical attention. The deceased\’s body has also been taken to the same hospital for postmortem examination.
The involved vehicle has been towed to Manafwa Police Station pending a thorough inspection. Regrettably, the driver, Mr. Godmas Mamai, is currently on the run.
Initial findings suggest that reckless speeding might have been the primary cause of the accident.