As Police in Nakawa are still digging deep to retrieve facts into the deadly accident that claimed lives, a video has emerged with some details.
Two people (a male and female) who were traveling in a vehicle REG No. UBJ 053N were confirmed dead as they were crashed beyond recognition at the railway level crossing in Nakawa Division, Kampala.
Police confirmed the deceased as Norbert Tizikara,32, an Architect with the Uganda Police Construction Unit, and Caroline Aturinda who was waiting for her graduation on July 22, 2022, with a Diploma in Law from the Law Development center.
According to John Linonn Sengendo, the Uganda Railways Corporation Communications Spokesperson, the accident occurred at 3.30 am when their locomotive returned from Namanve after delivering goods to clients.
Now, the video footage of the accident that happened on Sunday morning is making rounds online, and has now divided people’s opinions.
Analysing the CCTV footage of the sad event, some people believe it was totally an accident, and have advised the ministry of transport to put up installations to create more awareness to avoid such incidents.
Meanwhile, a section of other people highly believe it might as well have been a successful suicide attempt.
“All the other people were waiting and the driver just drove into the train’s way?”
“The driver could’ve as well sped off infront to avoid contact with the train that was clearly a few inches away.”
Video: Nakawa train accident. Unless otherwise but, it looks suicidal, doesn't it? pic.twitter.com/M8ZjGpJqxV
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Besides, the video shows that the train had beaming lights as it approached the crossing level, it’s hard to imagine exactly why or how the car driver couldn’t see or hear all that coming.