One Person has been confirmed dead in the Nyarushanje-Kisiizi tragic road accident in Rukungiri District resulting in the loss of one life.
The individual identified as Akanyamba Kato Joseph (23), hailing from Butungwa Village, Kisiizi Parish, Nyarushanje Subcounty, tragically lost his life in an unfortunate accident involving an Isuzu Elf bearing the registration number UAU 445D.
This heart-wrenching incident unfolded on August 13, 2023, around 2:30 PM in the vicinity of Kasooni village.
The ill-fated vehicle was transporting 100 bags of cement on its journey from Nyarushanje Trading Center to Kisiizi when the driver, Akanyamba Kato Joseph, seemingly lost control due to excessive speed, resulting in a collision with a robust eucalyptus tree.
Joseph did not survive the violent impact of the collision. On a positive note, the two passengers who were also aboard the vehicle emerged from the accident un hurt.
Elly Maate, the spokesperson for the Kigezi Region Police, reported that Corporal Oketayot Micheal and his team promptly responded to the scene. The body of the deceased was respectfully taken to Kisiizi Hospital mortuary for a postmortem examination.
Subsequent to the incident, the consignment of cement bags was safely returned to its owner. Meanwhile, the badly damaged vehicle was carefully transported to Kisiizi Police Post, where it will await inspection by the IOV (Inspectorate of Vehicles) team.
Preliminary investigations conducted by the authorities attribute the cause of this unfortunate accident to the driver’s excessive speed