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Chinese National Arrested for Knocking Dead Two Pupils, Injuring 3 Others

By Our Reporter

 

KASSANDA

 

A Chinese national has been arrested after he knocked dead two pupils of Glory Nursery and primary school in Kamusenene village in Kassanda district.

 

According to ASP Kawala Rachael, the Police Spokesperson Wamala region, Zhao Haizhanga was yesterday morning, 4th April, 2023 arrested for causing the death of two children in an accident.

 

 “The accident which involved motor vehicle UAU 001V and 5 juveniles occurred this (yesterday) morning in Kamusenene village along Lubaali, Bukuya road in Kassanda district,” Kawala says.

 

She says, preliminary findings indicate that Zhao Haizhanga was driving M/V reg no. UAU 001V when he attempted to overtake a truck loaded with logs, knocking 5 pedestrians all juveniles and pupils at Glory Nursery and primary school.

 

“He killed 2 (two) instantly and injured the other 3 (three) others yet to be identified,” she says adding that, “The deceased have been identified as Matovu Jonathan 5yrs and Buriana Nantongo 6yr old all residents of Kamusenene village.

 

The three victims were rushed to Mityana Hospital for treatment, while the bodies of the deceased have been taken to Kassanda health centre IV pending postmortem.

 

“The scene of the crime has been documented. Suspect Zhao Haizhanga is in police custody as inquiries continue,” Kawala says. 

 

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