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Bus crash in Uganda leaves 16 dead and numerous others injured.

Bus crash in Uganda leaves 16 dead and numerous others injured.

A Gulu-bound bus collided with a stalled trailer at Adebe Trading Center in Kamdini on the Kampala-Gulu Highway on Friday, leaving at least 16 people dead and 21 others hurt.

According to the police, 12 persons passed away immediately, while four more died after being transported to Atapara Hospital.

Around midnight on January 6, 2023, a stationary trailer was struck by a bus that was traveling from Kampala to Gulu and belonged to the Roblyn bus company. Just one kilometer from the Kamdini checkpoint, at the Adebe Trading Center, the trailer was allegedly loading, according to North Kyoga region police spokesperson Patrick Jimmy Okema.

He stated that the dead were sent to Anyeke Health IV pending postmortem.

"While the accident's exact cause has not yet been determined, preliminary evidence points to incorrect parking by the trailer driver without any warning signals. It's an extremely regrettable incident. We ask the public to remain calm, and we offer the families of the deceased our condolences," he said.

On January 6, 2023, at around midnight, a bus operated by the Roblyn bus business was heading from Kampala to Gulu when it collided with a stopped trailer. According to Patrick Jimmy Okema, spokesman for the North Kyoga district police, the trailer was allegedly loaded at the Adebe Trading Center, about one kilometer from the Kamdini gate.

According to him, Anyeke Health IV received the deceased pending postmortem.

"Although the precise reason of the accident has not yet been identified, preliminary information suggests that the trailer driver parked incorrectly without using any warning signals. It's a very unfortunate incident. We urge everyone to maintain their composure and extend our condolences to the families of the deceased "he said.

According to the statistics made public by the spokesperson for the traffic police, Assistant Superintendent of Police Faridah Nampiima, 28 incidents resulted in fatalities.

From December 30 to January 1, 2022, there were "...27 minor accidents and 49 serious [accidents]." We recorded 149 victims from 104 traffic accidents, of whom 35 died and 114 had serious injuries, the official said.

The majority of the collisions, according to the police, were caused by irresponsible driving.

 

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