Missenyi. Three priests and a nun died today and 13 others passengers were injured after their vehicle collided head on with a bus at Bugorola Village in Missenyi District, Kagera Region.
A Toyota Landcruiser ferrying the priests was on its way to a thanksgiving mass at Kimiza Village in Karagwe District where their colleague was consecrated as a priest.
The vehicle collided head on with a bus christened Sabuni Express, which was on its way from Karagwe to Mwanza via Bukoba town. Pastor Erasto Nakure, who was in the fateful vehicle, identified the priests who died in the accident as Onesmo Bahabwa, Michael Mwelinde and Frolian Tuombe, who was the driver of the vehicle. He also identified the nun Margaret Kadebe.
They were going to meet Pastor Evancius Shumbusho who was consecrated recently.
The Kagera regional police commander, Mr Augustine Olomi, said the accident occurred when the driver of the Toyota Landcruiser tried to overtake a lorry.