Two Dead, 17 Injured In Masaka Bus Accident

Masaka, Uganda | The Black Examiner – Two individuals died on the spot during a Thursday morning bus accident involving a Perfect bus, according to the police in the Greater Masaka Policing region. Additionally, 17 other passengers sustained critical injuries.

The collision occurred along the Masaka-Mbarara highway at Nkoko stage, Mudala-Katovu Sub County in Lwengo district around 2:30 am, as stated in the police report.

As per information provided by the police to the media, the collision involved a motor vehicle with the registration number UBF052G, a King Long bus owned by Perfect Bus Company and operated by an unidentified driver.

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The police report states that Musinguzi Shimon, a 28-year-old businessman from Rukungiri, and infant Erist John Witington, aged 1 year and 8 months, both succumbed immediately.

Among the 17 injured are Ediga Begumisa, 32, from Ntungamo; Nisiima Moreen, 28; Turyamureba Dan, 36; Pale Mary, 27; Muhereza Godfrey, 43; Busingye Emmanuel, 37; Shafik Zubair, 28; and Ntasobya Isaac, 30, also from Kanungu. It’s noted that Pale Mary was the mother of the deceased child.

Other individuals injured include Namakiika Lillian, 25, from Wakiso; Mugabi Nowel, 52, from Rukungiri; Rutara Moses, 66, from Kanungu; Kyogabirwe Jackline, 38, from Kanungu; Oligaruraho Madius, 49, from Kanungu; Igumba Edison, 35, from Kanungu; and Kakuru Charity, 30.

According to reports, the bus was en route from Kampala to Kanungu and had reached the Nkoko stage when an unidentified motor vehicle carrying matooke, traveling from Mbarara to Masaka, approached from the opposite direction.

The bus reportedly swerved from the left lane to the right lane, attempting to avoid a head-on collision. In the process, the driver lost control, veered off the road, and overturned into a valley, resulting in the instant deaths of two passengers and injuries to 17 others.

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The DPC, DTO Lwengo, and Kyazanga traffic team led police officers to the scene. The injured victims were transported to Lyatonde Hospital for further medical attention, while the deceased bodies were taken to Lyatonde Mortuary for postmortem examination.

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