Not less than 16 folks have been killed and 21 injured when a bus crashed right into a stationary trailer on the Adebe business heart on the Kampala-Gulu freeway on Friday morning.
“The bus registration quantity UAT 259P belonging to the Roblyn bus firm en route from Kampala to Gulu allegedly crashed right into a truck stopping on the Kampala-Gulu freeway at midnight on January 6, 2023. North Kyoga space police spokesman Patrick Jimmy Okema claimed that the trailer was loaded on the Adebe business heart only one kilometer from the Kamdini checkpoint.
It was reported that 12 folks died on the scene and 4 folks died in Atapara Hospital, the place they have been eliminated.
“Police site visitors and normal service went to the scene as quickly as they bought the report and confirmed that 12 folks died on the scene, which means that 4 extra folks from the hospital died, so a complete of 15 our bodies to this point and the variety of survivors has not but been decided, rushed to Atapara Hospital. Some are in important situation for therapy,” SP Okema added on Friday morning.
Based on him, the our bodies have been transported to Anyeke Well being IV for post-mortem.
“The reason for the accident has not but been decided, however preliminary findings present that the trailer driver parked incorrectly with none warning signal. It’s a very unlucky occasion, we name for calm to our folks, our condolences to the grieving households,” he mentioned.
Uganda has witnessed a rise within the variety of site visitors accident experiences not too long ago.
Site visitors police on Tuesday revealed that between December 30, 2022 and January 1, 104 site visitors accidents have been recorded throughout the nation.
In a press release made by the Site visitors Police spokesman, Assistant Police Inspector (ASP) Faridah Nampiima, it was revealed that 28 of the accidents brought about lack of life.
“…49 was critical [accidents] and 27 have been small from December 30, 2022 to January 1. We recorded 149 victims in 104 highway crashes, 35 useless and 114 critically injured.”
Based on the assertion, it was said that the largest reason for the accidents, during which 20 deaths, 39 critical accidents and 17 minor accidents have been recorded, was reckless driving.
Careless driving brought about two critical and 10 minor accidents, and 4 folks died of unknown causes, and eight have been critically injured.
Based on the 2021 Annual Crime and Site visitors/Street Security Report, 4,159 highway accident deaths have been recorded nationwide. Of those, 1,390 included motorcyclists and 528 motorcyclists.
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