Police rescues man from drowning in Entebbe road floods

The victim nearly drowned in the floods

Police on Tuesday rescued a man from drowning in the flood waters along Entebbe road.

The officers who carried out the daring feat were identified as ASP Kaigwa, the Officer-in-Charge of traffic Kajjansi, ASP Musooba, the Officer-in-Charge of Kajjansi Police Station and a one Cpl Ocom.

The victim nearly drowned when his RAV4 ended up submerged in a flood channel along Entebbe Road in the early morning rain that stretched to midday.

Parallel accidents

Police had earlier reported a motor accident that claimed the life of a resident of Kamunega Cell, Kaharo Sub County in Kabale District.

The victim’s car drowning in Entebbe road floods
Victoria University

The deceased has been identified as Verirano Kabarekye aged 54.

The incident happened at Nkumbura along Ntungamo road when fuel tanker, registration number KBM002K/ZF0291 M/Benz lost control before knocking a pedal cyclist, killing him on the spot.

The vehicle was loaded with crude oil from Mombasa facing Kigali in Rwanda.

Regional Police Spokesman Elly Matte has confirmed the incident saying the driver, Kirau Muneni has been rushed to Kabale Medical Center in critical condition while an inquiry vide TAR 100/2017 has been opened to establish the cause of the accident.

KIU students

At the close of last week, an accident claimed lives of 6 occupants of a commuter taxi.

The accident involving a commuter taxi, registration number UAZ 179T and Isuzu Tipper registration number UAV 812L killed on the spot Fred Mutabazi, Frank Ngalabi, Samson Makwenjere, Vincent Kwizera, Fred Kassasi and Emmanuel Shema all students of Kampala International University.

Eye witnesses say the commuter taxi that was from Nakasongola rammed into the stationed Isuzu at Kakooge on Gulu – Kampala highway.

The commuter taxi had 13 occupants.

Savanna Regional Police Spokesman Paul Kangave has confirmed the accident saying the injured were rushed to Nsambya Hospital in Kampala.

He has however advised motorists to drive carefully ahead of this festive season and that FIKA salama operation will heighten to ensure and avoid such accidents.