Teens die in road crash moments after uploading video on Facebook – VIDEO
Four teenagers died in a road accident in Uganda on Friday, moments after filming themselves on a road trip and uploading the video on social media.
Ugandan police have confirmed the incident involving the four, who were students at Ndejje Senior Secondary School.
The accident occurred at Bajjo village along the Kampala-Gulu highway after their vehicle – registration number UAR 860W – rammed into a stationery truck.
It has been reported that the deceased, who sat their national exams last November, were headed to school collect their results which were released by UNEB on February 7, 2018.
“We received the sad news with shock. We are trying to get in touch with the relatives and the police on what happened,” Dr Charles Kahigiriza, the school head teacher told the local media.
Charles Ssebambulidde, the Public Relations Officer at the Traffic Directorate in Kampala, identified the deceased as Vincent Male, Mark Ndugga and Isaac Sserwanja. Their vehicle rammed into a stationery tipper registration number UAY 946F.
“Three students died on the spot while their colleagues identified as Timothy Nyogera was taken to Bombo military Hospital in critical condition. The preliminary investigation report points to speeding,” Ssebambulidde said.
Reports from the school indicate that Njogera later died in hospital.