Isingiro Accident Kills 8 On The Spot After Global Bus and Truck Collide

The Traffic Directorate of the Police has registered a fatal accident involving a bus belonging to Global Bus Company (UBG 812K) and Fuso (Fighter) registration number UBL 945Y. The incident occurred at 7 p.m. this evening at Mile 17 along Mbarara-Isingiro Road in Isingiro District.

It’s alleged that the Fuso Fighter carrying scrap and people while at Mile 17 along Isingiro-Mbarara Road (from Isingiro to Mbarara), while speeding on a slope, lost control and failed to break, crossing into another opposite lane of the oncoming bus belonging to Global Bus Company (traveling from Mbarara to Isingiro), knocked it over, killing instantly eight people traveling on a Fuso Fighter. One person on a bus sustained minor injuries.

“The victim has been taken to a nearby clinic in Isingiro for first aid.” Bodies taken to Mbarara Referral Hospital for postmortem,” Traffic Spokesman Michael Kananura said in a statement.

He attributed the cause of the incident to reckless driving by the Fuso Fighter driver.

The vehicles are being towed to Isingiro Police Station for inspection, he added.

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