An unspecified number of people were Saturday critically injured when a bus they were travelling in overturned at Kandahi village near Hima town along the Fort Portal - Kasese Highway.
By John B.B.Nzinjah
KASESE - An unspecified number of people were Saturday critically injured when a bus they were travelling in overturned at Kandahi village near Hima town along the Fort Portal - Kasese Highway.
An eyewitness who participated in rescuing the injured passengers from the bus said he saw 23 people injured and rushed to Kilembe Hospital in critical condition.
“But several others had been helped out and rushed to Kilembe Hospital minutes before I arrived at the scene of the accident”, Fred Sibanza said.
Police also arrived at the scene in time to rescue some of the victims, Sibanza said.
The bus, registration number UAM 822Y, belonging to Kalita Bus Company that was coming from Kampala to Kasese overturned at about 3.00p.m, other witnesses said.
Police at the scene said no person had died on spot though that several of the injured were in critical condition.
Police were also tracing the driver who witnesses reported as having jumped out of the bus and fled.
Nasson Sekitujo, one of the survivors with minor injuries, said the driver lost control of the bus and veered off the road and overturned.
Sekitujo, a medical Doctor working at Bwera Hospital, told New Vision that he had heard his fellow passengers complaining that the driver was dozing behind the wheel before the bus lost control.
Buy the time this reporter filed this story, police were investigating to establish the cause of the accident.
The accident is the first of its kind in Kasese district in the last three months after Police put strict regulations on drivers especially on long journies.
There was not a single fatal motor accident in Kasese district over the festive period after police toughened against drink-driving.
Several injured in bus accident