Peter Ekellot, a friend who rushed to the scene of the accident, says that Abura and Ogiraileng are UPDF soldiers attached to Magoro in Katakwi district. He explains that the duo had travelled to Soroti through Omatenga- Okokorio ferry connecting Katakwi and Kumi districts through Lake Bisina to withdraw their salaries in Soroti.
The causalities included the driver identified as Joseph Erienyu, his conductor and two passengers were injured when the bus hit a pothole near the railway line in Kumi, making the driver lose control, according to John Edepu Epongu, the Officer in Charge of Traffic in Kumi District.
Paul Omongin, the chairperson of Serere Drivers Association says only six taxis from Kagwara, Kamod, Pingire, Serere town and Ochapa had arrived to town in the morning. He explains that many passengers are finding it hard to cope with the new rates.