The accident happened on Friday morning at Kumi- Apata near Kumi Municipality. It involved a Fuso Lorry registration number UBE 489W, Mitsubishi white in colour which was carrying livestock, rammed into a stationary trailer, UAQ 925N/UAL 834X.
The deceased’s family was stranded at Gulu Main Hospital Mortuary on Tuesday afternoon when their pleas to the Deputy Chief Justice through his driver to cover the burial expenses failed to yield results.
Lamek Kigozi, the South Region Police Spokesperson confirmed the accident, saying all the passengers escaped unhurt. He says police have the bus to Lwengo police station as investigations into the accident are ongoing.
The accident claimed 22 lives and left scores of others nursing injuries. The 22 were killed when a Kampala bound bus registration number UAK 562-L hit the rear of a tractor before colliding with an oncoming truck in Nanda village, some 12 kilometres from Karuma Township in Mutunda Sub County.
Lydia Tumushabe, the Rwenzori Regional Police Spokesperson, identified the dead as Michael Amanyire and his six year-old son Chris Junior. The other is a Korean national whose identities are not yet known.
An accident in Iganga has claimed the lives of people. They are 10-year-old Shifa Hanifa, Shifa Naikoba 10 years, 7-year-old Bitaminsi Nakidoido all pupils of Sunrise primary and nursery school and their teacher Isaac Musasizi.