Four Injured in Kisoro Bus Accident

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Four passengers have been critically injured in an accident involving a bus belonging to Bismarkan Coaches Limited. The accident occurred on Monday morning at Kanaba Corner in Kanaba Sub County along Kabale Kisoro road in Kisoro District.

Four passengers have been critically injured in an accident involving a bus belonging to Bismarkan Coaches Limited.

The accident occurred on Monday morning at Kanaba Corner in Kanaba Sub County along Kabale Kisoro road in Kisoro District.

Police has only identified 33-year-old Shallon Mutuuzo from Busanza Sub County in Kisoro District as one of the injured passengers. Identities of the other victims were not yet identified by the time of filling in the story.

Shaban Nteko, the Officer-in-charge of Traffic at Kisoro Police station says that the incident occurred when the bus registration number UAQ 497Q, travelling from Kisoro to Kampala, overturned after it failed to negotiate a very sharp corner at Kanaba.

Nteko says the bus got a mechanical problem in its gear box. He says that the injured were rushed to Kisoro Hospital for treatment. He adds that after the incident, the yet to be identified driver of the bus took off.

Brian Manishiimwe, one of the survivors says that the bus was overloaded, an issue he suspects could have led it fail to negotiate a sharp corner.

On December 9th 2016, the same bus veered off the road at Rwahi climbing lane along Kabale-Ntungamo Highway and fell in the trench. Nobody was injured.
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