Uganda Martyrs Day: Two Pilgrims Perish in Road Accident

The death of the two pilgrims who were walking to Namugongo Shrine in the Archdiocese of Kampala to join others in the annual June 3 Martyrs’ Day pilgrimage is “a heartbreaking blow”, the police in Uganda have said. 

In a statement ACI Africa obtained, the police in Uganda say the two pilgrims from the country’s Masaka Diocese died in the Thursday, June 1 early morning accident that happened along the Kampala- Masaka highway after a bus veered off the road, hitting them.

“The loss of Nabakooza Oliva and Nambi Specioza is a heartbreaking blow, particularly as they were on their way to join thousands of fellow faithful in commemorating the Martyrs Day celebrations, a significant event in the calendar of our beloved country,” the police say.

The untimely demise of the two Catholic pilgrims “is a profound loss not only for their families and loved ones but also for the wider community,” the Ugandan police say about the two casualties hit by a bus after its driver lost control.

Source: ACIAfrica

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