A collision involving a vehicle escorting Kyabazinga William Gabula Nadiope IV to Bugembe Cathedral in Jinja City for his wedding resulted in the untimely deaths of at least six individuals. The devastating incident occurred at Nawantumbi village in the Nawanyago sub-county along the Kamuli-Jinja road.
Reports from Busoga North Police spokesperson, Mr. Michael Kasadha, revealed that the road crash transpired around 10:30 a.m., shortly after the commencement of Kyabazinga’s convoy from his private palace in Budumbula. The collision involved a Toyota Super Custom belonging to the royal convoy veering off the road and striking six bystanders who were present to catch a glimpse of the Kyabazinga en route to the cathedral.
According to a statement issued by ASP Kasadha, preliminary investigations suggest that the driver of the super custom attempted to maneuver away from a taxi traveling from Jinja towards Kamuli, leading to the unfortunate accident. An official police statement indicated ongoing investigations into the incident.
“Traffic police in Kamuli are investigating a fatal accident in which six people died on the spot and eight others were injured at Nawantumbi Trading Centre, along Kamuli Jinja Road. The incident involving a super-custom motor vehicle… occurred about 20 kilometers from Kamuli, where part of the royal team departed heading to Jinja,” the statement read.
The eight occupants of the Super Custom vehicle sustained severe injuries and were swiftly transported to various hospitals for urgent medical attention.
As the authorities continue their investigations, the identities of the deceased remain undisclosed, pending further updates as authorities gather more information about the victims.
This unforeseen and tragic incident casts a somber shadow over what was meant to be a joyous occasion. The community mourns the loss of lives and extends heartfelt condolences to the affected families while wishing a swift recovery to those injured in the accident.
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