A bus that was transporting 25 people has caught fire on its way to Kampala.
The bus, belonging to Uganda Parliament, Registration No UG 0391H was on its way from Kitgum in Northern Uganda with at least 25 COVID-19 patients on board. No injuries reported yet.
Nile Post cannot verify the number of injured but can confirm there was no life lost.
It is reported that the bus caught fire at Koro along the Gulu-Kampala highway.
The police fire brigade has already responded to the scene.
“One of our buses that was attached to the @MinofHealthUG and was transporting 25 #COVID19 patients has caught fire on the Gulu-Kampala Highway. All occupants are safe and @PoliceUg is investigating the cause of the fire,” according to a tweet by Parliament.
The Ministry of Health spokesperson Emma Ainebyoona, confirmed the incident and said plans are underway to have the patients moved to their final destination.
“We have taken note of that unfortunate incident. We are working with the police to ensure the patients reach their final destination,” Ainebyoona said.
The burnt bus, is of the four executive coaches (buses), Parliament bought to transport guests during the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in September 2019.
This is a developing story (Story has been updated to reflect a statement from the Parliament of Uganda)