A Ugandan Woman Laura Kibuuka Is Struck & Killed by An Amtrak Train In Attleboro, USA
The woman struck and killed by an Amtrak train Wednesday afternoon in South Attleboro was 26-year-old Laura Kibuuka of Watertown. MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo released the information on her identity Friday afternoon.
Kibuuka was struck by an Acela Express train near the station at 1315 Newport Ave., which can reach up to 150 mph. Pesaturo said Wednesday that it was unclear why she was on the track. He said Friday that the incident remains under investigation by the MBTA Transit Police.
There were 197 passengers aboard the train, which was traveling from Washington D.C. to Boston. No passengers or crew members were injured.
Source – Watertown Patch
There will be a Lumbe and fundraising for funds to return the remains of Leila Nakamya Kibuuka (26) to Uganda, daughter of Diana and Sam Kibuuka of Watertown, on Sunday Jan 6 2013 at BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB, EXHANGE ST. WALTHAM from 4pm – 8pm.
Please forward to anyone concerned. The family needs your help as death always comes when unprepared. Leila was hit by Armtrak Acela train in Attleboro Mass on Wed Jan 2, 2013. She was a medical student at Browns University in Rhode Island in her second year.
The family can be reached at: 10 Gilbert St. Watertown, MA 02472. 781-789- 6901