Seven people have been confirmed dead and 11 others injured in a road accident involving a bus and a truck at Namayonjo village, Nakasongola District Wednesday morning.
Mr. Christopher Ssendijja, the Officer in Charge Nakasongola Police Station said 5 people died on the spot while two of the victims died as they were being rushed to the hospital.
“We rushed at the accident scene at 1:00 am and tried our best to ensure that we save lives from the accident wreckage on the Kampala-Gulu Highway. It is unfortunate that 2 of the injured victims of the accident were pronounced dead on their way to the hospital,” Mr. Ssendijja explained.
According to the Traffic Directorate Spokesperson Mr. Charles Ssebambulidde, the accident involved a bus Reg.No.UAQ 643W belonging to Roblyn Coaches that reportedly rammed into a packed truck Reg. No. UAX 001Y at Namayonjo village in Nakasongola District.
“The bus that was traveling to Kitgum District from Kampala City rammed into the Stationary truck at Namayonjo village. It is believed that the bus driver was possibly speeding and there were no road signs to signal that the truck was parked. Both vehicles were facing the same direction,” Mr. Ssebambulidde said in a telephone interview.