Tragic Road Crash Claims Life of German Tourist in Kabale District

KABALE –A German national has today perished in a road crash while two others were seriously injured in Kabalaga hill in Kyanamira Sub-County of Kabale district along the Kabale-Mbarara highway.

The deceased is Dr Wendsche Ralf Steffen, 58, a German tourist while the injured are 48-year-old female German tourist Silk Venus and Morgan Nyombi, 60, a resident of Murungu in Munyonyo, Kampala, a driver attached to Kibo Slopes Uganda Limited.

ASP Elly Maate, the Kigezi Regional Police spokesman, told our reporter today afternoon that the accident happened in the morning at around 9 am when a green Toyota Land Cruiser Registration Number UAX 567C in which the tourists were travelling from Bwindi to Kampala, collided head-on with a speeding Fuso lorry (UBH 009B).

The lorry which was coming from the opposite direction tried to overtake another vehicle and, in the process, collided with the tourist vehicle killing one tourist on the spot and injuring another plus their driver.

Maate attributed the accident to reckless driving by the lorry driver, adding that the injured were rushed to Kabale Regional Referral Hospital for treatment while the body of the deceased has been conveyed to the same facility’s mortuary for postmortem.