A pupil is dead and 14 others seriously injured following a motor accident that occurred Friday evening at Habufureka in Bukinda Sub County along Kabale-Mbarara road.
The primary four and seven pupils of Vision Preparatory Primary School on Kyempene in Rugarama sub county, Ntungamo district were headed for a study tour of Lake Bunyonyi.
The students were traveling in a lorry registration number UAR 603C Isuzu Elf.
The injured are: Sheila Namanya aged 11years, Jackline Pamela a primary five pupil, Justus Kanyijukye of P.6, Denis Nabimanya of P7, Aron Mukundane P6, Docus Nyakato of P7, Edita Amutuhire of P7 America Nasasira of P4, AnetTukasingura ,Sulaiti Byamukama all teachers and Nicholas Atuhirwe the school Director.
The name of the deceased pupil has been withheld by Police.
Witnesses say the truck failed to drive uphill and rolled back into the valley where it overturned.
The injured were immediately rushed to Kabale Regional Hospital for treatment.
Kigezi regional Police Spokesperson Elly Maate noted that though schools are not allowed to transport pupils in trucks, they continue to ignore the Ministry of Education order.
The incident is registered at Kabale Central police station under file number: TAR 143/2014.