An accident involving pupils of Bright Future Primary School at Buswabulongo, Kiboga road on Wednesday morning has left three school children and the headmaster dead while seventeen pupils sustained serious injuries while four others got minor injuries.
They were riding in a hired commuter taxi no. UAZ 482D which had 25 passengers, yet it’s licensed to carry on 14. The head teacher Tadeo Twisenge and a primary one pupil God Mukoke,9, died on the spot while Latifa Kabanda,9, a Primary three pupil died shortly after being admitted at Kiboga Hospital.
The accident happened at 5am after the taxi driver rammed into a parked vehicle carrying charcoal, Region Police spokesperson Mr Norbert Ochom, the accident was caused by reckless driving.
The driver was over speeding and seems not to have expected anything in the road. When he saw the parked truck, he panicked and tried to brake but it was too late
The injured have been admitted to a Kiboga hospital, an eyewitness told EagleOnline.
The pupils were travelling from Kyankwanzi to Entebbe on a school trip.
May the souls of the deceased rest in eternal peace.