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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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.