Nine admitted after being involved in a road accident at Rwimi, Bunyangabu district


At least nine people are admitted at Mt. St. Mary’s Hospital in Kasese town after sustaining injuries during a road accident involving a Pokopoko bus at Rwimi in Bunyangabu district.

Eight of the victims are traders who were travelling from Kampala to Kasese and one Congolese national.

SP Luka Mbusa, the Rwenzori East Regional Community Liaisons Officer confided to Messiah Radio and identified some of the victims as Sofia Masika from Mpondwe –Lhubiriha Town Council, Sofika Biira from Kighenge village, Sulaiti Kamanyi, from Kinyamaseke Town Council, Jeron Bwambale from Kikonzo Cell in Kasese Municipality and Bwanakawa Masika, a Congolese national.

SP Mbusa said he was told by the victims that the incident happened at 01:00am when the bus slipped on the on diesel oils that had been spread across the road near the Bridge that connects Kasese to Bunyangabu district.

He, however, did not report any case related to loss of lives during the incident.

The Acting Regional Police Mouthpiece has since warned the public against night travels, arguing that they are risky to their lives.

Speaking to our reporter at their hospital beds, a section of victims narrated that before reaching the scene of crime, they met a group of people who told them not to proceed with the journey because of the oils that had been spread across road making it slippery.

According to them, the driver was forced to continue with journey because he suspected the people who had stopped the bus to be thieves.No sooner had the driver continued with the journey than they landed on the slippery road that forced the bus to overturn.


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