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Regional Police Commander Sustains Injuries in Bus Blast

Faridah Nampiima, the Traffic Police Spokesperson said that among the injured is Adrian Kwetegyereza , the Acting Regional Police Commander for Greater Bushenyi who sustained severe injuries in the legs.
A team of Bomb Squad analysing the scene near the bus where an explosion happened at Mpigi
The Regional Police Commander for Greater Bushenyi was among those injured when a blast went off in a bus on Monday evening in Lungala, Mpigi Town Council.

News of the explosion that left two people dead and scores injured in a bus belonging to Swift Safaris Bus Company started circulating at about 6 pm.   

 

Eyewitnesses said that the incident happened at around 5.20 pm in a bus registration number UAU 989T. The bus that had 37 passengers on board was travelling from Kampala to Bushenyi-Ishaka Municipality.

Faridah Nampiima, the Traffic Police Spokesperson said that among the injured is Adrian Kwetegyereza , the Acting Regional Police Commander for Greater Bushenyi who sustained severe injuries in the legs.   Kwetegyereza was rushed to Mpigi Hospital and later transferred to Mulago National Referral Hospital.

The Police Bomb Squad arrived at the scene at Lungala, on the Kampala-Masaka highway in Mpigi Town Council, to ascertain whether it was a bomb or another object.       

Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga said that a team of bomb experts has been dispatched after the deadly explosion.

“The scene has been cordoned off pending a thorough assessment and investigation by the bomb experts. We shall periodically give updates surrounding the incident,” Enanga said in a statement.       

He said that the dead and several other victims including injured persons had been evacuated from the scene.

The police's bomb squad arrived at the scene to establish whether there was another explosive inside the bus.

Passengers alleged that the explosion could have taken place from the boot where luggage is transported.

The explosion comes two days after a bomb attack in Komamboga at a small eatery Georon next to the famous Digida Pork joint in Komamboga. The explosion left one person dead and three injured.