By Weswa Ronnie
Three minors in Mbale city have perished from a serious nasty accident that happened today morning, 12th April, 2023 along Mbale Tororo road.
The deceased are identified as Shakira Namugosi aged 9 years of age pupil at Malukhu primary school, Jane Wasike aged 3 years of age a pupil of Nabuyonga primary school and Grace Wasike 12 years of age also a pupil at Nabuyonga primary school.
According to police, these minors were knocked this morning by a fast moving tyre that got off from tire speeding Sino truck trailor number UBH 126/J heading to Karamoja from Tororo.
Rogers Taitika, the Elgon region police spokesperson says that the tire-knocked boda boda motorcycle which was carrying these minors from their different schools in Mbale town along Mbale Tororo road.
He adds that currently the driver of the trailer known as Geoffrey Lukenge has been arrested and the truck impounded. Both are currently at Mbale central police station.
The bodies have been taken to Mbale city mortuary for postmortem.
Meanwhile,the boda boda rider is admitted at Mbale Regional Hospital with serious injuries.