Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three teenage students heading to Ndejje SS to get their recently released Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) results have perished in a car crash. A fourth is in intensive care at Mulago.
The four students, one of who was reportedly driving the Toyata Brevis, met their fate on Bombo-Ndejje Road in Luwero after they crashed into a lorry loading bricks on the side of the road shortly before midday on Friday.
The boys are believed to have been 16 years old, two years below the minimum age one can get a driving permit in Uganda.
Police confirmed the incident just after 19 miles Bombo road, where three died on the spot, and the fourth was taken to nearby Bombo Military Hospital before being transferred to Nakasero Hospital. Timothy Njogera, the lone survivor of the Bombo road accident is out of danger and on course to recovery at Nakasero hospital.
The students are said to have recorded a video as they drove to school that has now been shared on social media.
Three young men perish in an accident along Bimbo road. Students of Ndejje SS who were driving to school to pick their results ‘O’level had a headache on collision with a tipper lorry and 3 died on spot. One has been rushed to Bombo hospital. #Tweddeko @UgandaRedCross @pokot17 pic.twitter.com/xoHa58ARxi
— Robert Kwesiga (@robert_kwesiga) February 9, 2018
Video recorded by students of Ndejje SS Bombo-Luweero moments before a fatal accident claimed 3 of the 4 car occupants. They were headed to the school to pick their recently released #UCE2017 results #RIP pic.twitter.com/12fmhisp78
— The Observer (@observerug) February 9, 2018
Vincent Male, Isaac Sewajje and Sedrick Muwanguzi all students of Ndejje SSS have been involved in a fatal when a vehicle they were in had a head on Collision with a Tipper. The students were going to pick their #UCE2017 results.
May they all RIP
— Peter Kyakwise (@Petercleavers) February 9, 2018
Update: We would like to apologize and correct the earlier statement. The fourth student has not passed on as earlier reported but has has been transferred from Bombo military hospital to Kampala. https://t.co/r5nKmOIFcf
— Uganda Police Force (@PoliceUg) February 9, 2018