At least three students have been confirmed dead after a Sino truck, registration number UBL 790 J rammed into a school building at Kasaka secondary school in Gomba district.
“The territorial police in Gomba has on 14th March 2023 at around 3:30pm, registered a fatal accident involving Sino truck registration number UBL 790J,” Police tweeted.
According to police, it’s alleged that the Sino truck driver lost control and rammed into Kasaka senior secondary school fence and proceeded through to the school computer laboratory that was occupied by students and some teachers.
Police has revealed that three students died on spot and other 18 students and teachers were injured stating that all victims have been taken to nearby health facilities to access medication.
The deceased students have been identified as Evelyn Namagembe an A– level student in form five, Mawanda Bosco of senior two and Asege Hilda of form four.
According to the territorial police in Gomba, the driver of the Sino truck identified as Wanume Abudala, a 26 year old has been arrested.
“We have arrested the truck driver a one Wanume Abudala a 26 year old,” police said.
According to police, Wanume will remain in its custody as investigations continue.
On 2nd March 2023 at around 7:30 the driver of Mitsubish Canter truck number UAZ 896J lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the perimeter fence of Candy Kids Nursery primary school located in Kireka and killed a seven year old Robina.
Drivers, especially those that operate big vehicles have been cautioned to be careful on the road and to ensure their vehicles are in road worthy conditions.