The territorial Police in Bukedea district, last night 14th June 2022, registered a fatal accident involving an Isuzu bus reg no UAR 293M, belonging to Wanagon coaches and a Gateway Bus, reg no UAH 781Z.
The accident happened at Kachumbala village along Mbale Soroti highway in Bukedea district.
“The Gateway bus was travelling from Soroti side, while the Wanagon bus was moving from Mbale side,” said ASP Faridah Nampiima in a statement on Wednesday.
The accident claimed lives of two male adults who died on spot while one female adult died on her way to kumi Orthopedic center.
“At least 35 victims of which 20 male adults, ten female adults, four male juveniles, and one female juvenile were rushed to Mbale Referral Hospital and Kumi Orthopedic Center,” Nampiima added.
She said preliminary findings indicate that the accident was caused by the Gateway Bus driver who tried to overtake in the corner before knocking the Wanagon bus head on.
“The hunt for the driver of the Gateway Bus, who is currently on the run is on.”