Three dead, 35 injured after head-on crash in Bukedea

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By Matooke Republic

Three people have died after two buses collided head-on in Bukedea. The incident happened last night at around 9:40 pm at Achaboi, Kachumbala, along the Mbale-Kumi Highway.

The fatal accident involved Izuzu bus belonging to Wanagon coaches with registration number UAR 293M and motor vehicle registration number UAH 781Z Nissan belonging to Gateway Bus service.

According to Traffic Police spokesperson, Faridah Nampiima, two male adults died on the spot while one female adult died on her way to Kumi orthopedic center.

 

“35 victims, of whom 20 male adults, ten female adults, four male juveniles, and one female juvenile were rushed to Mbale referral Hospital and Kumi orthopedic center,” Nampiima said.

She also revealed their preliminary findings, saying,

“The cause of the accident was the Gateway bus driver who tried to overtake in the corner and failed to keep his near side, hence knocking the oncoming bus head-on.”

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