20 Passengers Dead, Scores Injured In Horrible Link Bus Accident

20 Passengers Dead, Scores Injured In Horrible Link Bus Accident

By Ivan Mwine

At least 20 people have been confirmed dead and several others injured after they got involved in a terrible accident that occurred in a few kilometers from Fort Portal city, Kyenjojo District.

According to preliminary information from the traffic police, the deceased, who are yet to be identified, died after a bus belonging to Link Bus company which they were traveling lost control and veered off the road before rolling in a tea plantation.

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Eyewitnesses reveal that the accident that occurred at Sebitoli along Fort Portal-Kyenjojo (Fort Portal tea estate) road left 20 people dead, out of who 13 were adults and 7 juveniles.

Rescuers trying to pull victims from the Link Bus wreckage

Commenting about the tragedy, Faridah Nampiima, the Traffic Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), said that; “The territorial Police in Kyenjojo responded to a fatal accident which occurred this morning at around 10.30am, involving a link bus Reg. No UBA 003S that was traveling to Kampala from Fort Portal.  It happened 2KMs from Fort Portal city at a place called Sebitoli.

The injured have been rushed to Buhinga hospital for first aid while the dead are at the same hospital for postmortem.”

Nampiima added that; “A detailed traffic investigative report to be shared later.”

We have however since established that out of the 20 who died,  11 are male and 9 are female, although their particulars be availed  by the police in due course.

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