Errant truck driver rams into school fence

The administration at Kasaka senior secondary school in Gomba district has closed the school following a fatal accident at the premises.

On Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 pm, a Sino truck registration number UBL 790J lost control and veered off the road, ramming into the school fence before entering the computer lab filled with several students.

According to Faridah Nampiima the traffic police spokesperson, three students died on the spot while eighteen others were injured. The deceased have been identified as Evelyn Namagembe a S.5 student ,Bosco Mawanda S.2, and Hilda Asege a senior four student.

Errant truck driver rams into school fence

“It’s alleged that the Sino truck driver lost control and rammed into the school fence, proceeded through to the  school computer lab that was occupied by  students, killing three  students on spot and injuring eighteen (18) others,”she said.

Following the tragic event, the Deputy headteacher at the school Kefasi Katumba has announced that both students and teachers will take the break to allow them recover from the shock.

Katumba says the school will reopen for normal operations on Monday.

“We have sent all the students back home, We expect them to be back on Monday because of the shock they are in. Teachers will be around then to receive parents and comfort them following the incident.”

Police have since arrested the driver of the truck identified as Wanume Abudala, a 26 year old.

This is not the first time that a similar incident is happening this year. In late February, police arrested a driver of a Mitsubishi Canter with registration number UAZ 896J, that rammed into a perimeter wall fence at a school, killing one pupil.

The deceased was identified as Nakafero Robinah, 7; a pupil at Candy Kids Nursery and Primary School in Kamuli-C ,Kireka in Kira Municipality Wakiso District.

ASP Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesperson said the driver of the truck knocked the wall fence, killing the minor on spot. He explained that the vehicle was towed to Kira Police station as investigations commenced.