Two Bank Managers Killed in Fatal Accident On Christmas Eve

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The accident occurred at about 8:00pm on Monday night at Mazoba Trading center along the Tirinyi-Iganga Highway in Magada Sub County.

Three people including the managers of Orient Bank and United Bank of Africa in Mbale were killed in a fatal motor accident on Christmas Eve in Namutumba district. The accident occurred at about 8:00pm on Monday night at Mazoba Trading center along the Tirinyi-Iganga Highway in Magada Sub County. Samson Lubega, the Mid-Eastern Regional Police Spokesperson identifies the deceased as Tina Kawa Watua Janat, the Manager of Orient Bank – Mbale and her counterpart Godfrey Bagonza, of United Bank of Africa – UBA. The third victim is Peter Mawanda, also an employee of Orient Bank in Mbale.

Another employee of Barclays Bank who is yet to be identified is fighting for her life at Namutumba Hospital in the Intensive Care Unit. Lubega says that the four were traveling from Mbale to Kampala in a vehicle registration number UAS 923 H when they had a head-on-collision with a bus registration number UAG 752 B belonging to Transcargo Bus Company. The bus was heading to Mbale from Kampala. He says that none of the occupants in the bus was injured.

Lubega says that their preliminary findings show that the accident occurred after the bus driver tried to overtake another vehicle at the dangerous spot at a high speed and crashed into the bank workers.
 He says that the bodies of the victims were taken to Namutumba hospital for autopsies, while they are considering transferring the injured victim to Kampala International Hospital this afternoon. The wreckage of both vehicles have been towed to Namutumba central police station.  According to Lubega this is the first major accident they have registered during the festive season.

 

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Denis Olaka
Denis Olaka is the URN bureau chief for Lira, in northern Uganda. Apac and Otuke fall under his docket. Olaka has been a URN staff member since 2011.

Olaka started his journalism career in 2000 as a news reporter, anchor, and then editor for Radio Lira in Lira district. He was subsequently an editor with Lira's Radio Wa in 2004 and Gulu district's Mega FM.

He was also a freelance writer for the Daily Monitor and Red Pepper newspapers.

Olaka's journalism focuses on politics, health, agriculture and education. He does a lot of crime reporting too.

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