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At least 20 killed in Link bus accident, Police say

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FORT PORTAL:

Dozens of people are reported to have perished in a nasty road accident involving a Link Bus at Sebitoli along Fort Portal-Kyenjojo road this morning.

The bus was travelling to Kampala from Fortportal when it veneered off the road and overturned into the Fort Portal tea estate killing many of the travellers instantly. Scores were also injured.

Police have so far confirmed that twenty people died in the accident.

Faridah Nampiima, the Traffic Police Directorate PRO confirmed the accident saying the accident happened 2KMs from Fortportal city.

Nampiima said that “so far 20 people have been confirmed dead, out of whom thirteen are adults while 7 are juveniles. Out of the twenty, 11 are male and nine are female.
Their particulars will be availed in due course.”

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

She however promised to provide a detailed report about the accident in due time.

“The territorial Police in Kyenjojo responded to a fatal accident which occurred this morning at around 10.30 am, involving a link bus reg No UBA 003S that was travelling to Kampala from Fort portal.

It happened 2KMs from Fortportal 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.

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A detailed traffic investigative report to be shared later.” said Nampiima.


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