JUST IN! 2 Bus Drivers, Conductors Perish As Two Buses Get Head-on Collision

By Our Reporter




Two bus drivers and their conductors are among 6 people who have died after two buses had a head on collision this morning, 30th December, 2022 at Rwahi (after Satellite Hotel) along Ntungamo-Kabale road.


According to Faridah Nampiima, the Police Traffic Police spokesperson, the accident involved motor vehicle registration number RAD798B HYUNDAI bus, belonging to Volcano Bus Company and motor vehicle registration number KCU054L (SCANIA) belonging to Oxygen Bus Company.


Nampiima identified the two dead bus drivers as Murara Alphonse, a Rwandan driver of volcano bus, and Omido David, a Kenyan and the driver of the Oxygen bus both died on spot.


The two deceased conductors are Ishingiro Mustafa, a Rwandan and the conductor of Oxygen bus and Gakulu Cloude also a Rwandan and the conductor in Volcano bus.


The others are Hakizimana Etiene, a Rwandan passenger aboard Vocano bus and a yet to be identified Burundian female passenger who was aboard Oxygen bus.


“An approximate number of 40 passengers whose particulars are yet to be established were rushed to Lotom Health Centre in Muhanga,” Nampiima said.


Nampiima says the cause of the accident has been attributed to reckless driving by the driver of Volcano bus, who, eyewitnesses say was from Kampala side but left his side and was driving from the right where he met an on-coming Oxygen bus from Kabale side whose driver tried to swerve to his extreme left in order to dodge the Volcano bus in vain thus head-on collision.


The bodies of the deceased have all been conveyed to Kabale Regional Referral Hospital Mortuary for postmortem.

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