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One dead, others injured in bus accidentPublish Date: Jul 09, 2014
One dead, others injured in bus accident
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The bus that was involved in the accident. Photos/John Bosco Sseruwu
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By John Bosco Sseruwu

KALUNGU - One person died on spot Tuesday night, while three others were rushed to Masaka hospital where they are nursing multiple fractures following the fatal accident involving a passenger bus and a Fuso lorry.

PHOTOGRAPHY/John Bosco Sseruwu

The bus driver was wedged in the wreckage which had to be cut to rescue him

The dead passenger, a woman, has not yet been identified because she had no documents.

The accident scene where a Fuso collided with a bus

The injured were identified as Nuton Atwine, a prison officer attached to Luzira Upper prison; Emmanuel Katagala, a teacher in Mbarara and Mohamed Bantu, the driver of the Global bus who resides in Makindye-Kampala.

The bus driver is helped onto the Police Pickup after he was removed from the wreckage

The injured sustained multiple fractures, whereas Wilson Bukenya, the lorry driver and his turn boy, Didas Isimire, said that it was only God's grace to survive with minor injuries.

The injured Prisons officer at the back of a police Pickup

The bus driver was wedged in the wreckage which had to be cut to rescue him.

Deo Kweyamba, the officer in charge of traffic Kalungu district, said that the accident involved a Global company bus travelling from Mbarara to Kampala and a Fuso lorry that was loaded with merchandise heading to Kisoro.

The teacher who sustained a fracture in the accident

He said the accident occurred at around 10:00pm in Lwera swampy area, a few kilometers before Lukaya town on the Kampala-Masaka highway.

The Fuso driver said they survived by God's grace

The turn boy survived with minor injuries

Police preliminary investigations indicate that the driver of the speeding bus veered from his side of the road and crashed into the lorry while trying to overtake other vehicles.

The woman's body was taken to Masaka hospital mortuary for postmortem while the vehicles were towed to Lukaya police.


 

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