Police officer, his family perish in Masaka road accident
A police officer and five of his family members have perished in an accident along the Masaka- Kampala highway involving a Toyota Wish REG No. UBE 756C and a Fuso truck REG No. UBH 902U on Saturday morning.
Faridah Nampiima, Traffic Police spokesperson, said the accident happened at around 4:30am adding that the driver of the Toyota Wish left his lane and moved to the lane of the Fuso causing a head on collision killing five people who were all occupants in the Toyota Wish at Kyarushowe swamp along Masaka Road.
“The occupants have been identified as NO. 65577 PC Bwesigye Cleopus, a police officer attached to the Crime Intelligence department at Katwe Police station in Kampala, together with his family members, one female adult and three children,” said Nampiima.
The other victims of the accident have been identified as Chripus Twesigye, 31, the wife to the police officer, Silomena Nyangoma, 3, Falestine Nyakato, 3, Darlton Kiiza, 3 and Maria Gorreti Kemigisha, all of the same family.
The sixth family member who was also in the same vehicle is also said to have died later this morning.
Nampiima said the bodies have been conveyed to Masaka City Mortuary for postmortem examination.