NYAGATARE-A second-year-student at Umutara Polytechnic University in Nyagatare district died as a result of injuries sustained in a collision that involved a truck and a motorbike.
According to Police, Godwin Kamanzi, who was pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), died when the motorbike he was riding on was knocked down by a speeding truck.
He was on his way to school after attending his Uncle’s burial in Matimba sector last Friday.
“He had gone for his uncle’s burial in Matimba sector when a speeding truck hit the motor bike he was travelling on,” a police officer told The New Times.
He was pronounced dead at Nyagatare Hospital as he was being treated.
Grief engulfed Umutara Polytechnic University when the news broke out
“It’s unbelievable. We had been together before he departed for his uncle’s burial. We are really shocked to lose such a friend and campus mate,” Stephen Gasore, a friend and fellow student, said.
The University guild president, Paul Kalisa told The New Times that the student community viewed Kamanzi’s body to bid their last farewell.
“It’s a tragedy that we have lost one of our students. We send special condolences to his family and we regret such a tragic death as a student community,” he said.
The body was taken to his home in Gatsata, a Kigali city suburb. The burial arrangements are scheduled for today.