Two People are confirmed dead after a truck veered off the road and rammed into a roadside restaurant in which they were dining. Four others were rushed to hospital in critical condition.
The incident occurred at Kiwangala trading centre in Lwengo district last evening when a Kampala-bound truck Reg. No. UAN-324F loaded tons of eucalyptus poles lost control and swerved off the road.
Eyewitnesses say the truck hit another vehicle Reg. No. UAE-456Z, before shattering the restaurant.
The deceased are identified as Noeline Namaganda (25), a waitress at Allah Akbar Hallal restaurant and Henry Ssebulime (17) a welder.
The survivors, Dalton Kintu, the truck driver, Sandra Namawanda (5), Timothy Bayimuka (7) and Vincent Mutagubya (18) sustained multiple body injuries.
They were all rushed to Masaka Regional Referral Hospital for urgent attention.
Noah Serunjogi, the Regional Police spokesperson, confirmed the incident and attributed the accident to over loading and mechanical glitches of the truck. He explained that truck was too heavy to brake.
Abdu Kabugo Mugendawala, the Ndagwe Sub-county councilor said that the driver was overpowered by the truck.
Meanwhile doctors attending to the survivors told us that they are recuperating.