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Seven People Killed in Nakasongola Robyln Coach Accident

Patrick Lugonvu, the Namayonjo village LC 1 Chairperson, says the driver of Robyln Coaches registration number UAQ 643W destined for Kitgum rammed into a stationery tipper truck registration number UAH 001Y ripping off some parts killing five of its own occupants on spot.

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An accident involving a bus belonging to Robyln Coaches in Nakasongola district along Kampala-Gulu highway has claimed the lives of seven people and nine others critically.

Some of the dead have been identified as Mathew Stanley Ochora, a teacher at Jinja College S.S ,Johnson Akena from Kitgum municipality ,Stella Namono from Mukono and Susan Akello. 

The injured are Wilfred Oyilot (Packwach), Christine Komugisha (Kayunga), Solomon Obalim (Agago), Lameck Okello (Kitgum), Gift Tumusiime (Hoima) and Moses Elaiu, the Lamwo District Police Commander.

The accident occurred at Namayonjo village at Wabigalo trading center in Nakasongola district around 1am this morning. 

The Patrick Lugonvu, the Namayonjo village LC 1 Chairperson, says the driver of Robyln Coaches registration number UAQ 643W destined for Kitgum rammed into a stationery tipper truck registration number UAH 001Y ripping off some parts killing five of its own occupants on spot.  

Two others passengers died this morning at Bishop Ceaser Hospital. Lugonvu says that residents and Traffic Policemen later came to rescue of the injured before rushing them to Nakasongola Health center IV for treatment and Nakasongola Army Hospital.  

The bodies are lying at Nakasongola Health center IV mortuary pending postmortem.  Police has since removed the wreckage of the vehicles to clear the road for traffic. 

The injured sustained multiple wounds. Some of them have been evacuated to Bishop Ceaser Asili hospital in Luweero town. 

Moses Elaiu Osega, the Lamwo District Police Commander told URN Reporter that he sustained a broken left leg and is currently admitted at Bishop Ceaser Asili hospital in Luweero town.

 

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David Ochaya, the Manager Robyln Coaches has confirmed the accident, saying he is waiting for details of the incident. Ochaya says the passengers who escaped unhurt have been transported to Kitgum.

Charles Ssembabulidde, the Traffic Police Spokesperson blamed the accident on reckless driving on the party of the bus driver and poor visibility at night. He says officers are still on ground to gather information from the survivors.  

 

Link bus registration number UBA 332B destined for Masindi from Kampala killed four people on spot and injured 30 others at the same spot on February 3rd this year after bursting a tyre and rolled several times.  

Last year, another accident killed five people and injured three others when a Toyota Hiace registration number UBD 061D belonging to Pepsi Cola 'Twangula promotion', rammed into Pick-Up UAX 182F and a motorcycle in the same village.