Ten People Killed in Lwengo Bus Accident

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Ronald Muhwezi, the Lwengo Police commander says the accident was caused by a cow which suddenly hit the road and collided with a bus. The bus staggered and hit a commuter taxi and a Fuso truck

At least 10  people are confirmed dead and several others severely injured in an accident involving Global Bus and taxi along Masaka-Mbarara Highway.

The accident this morning happened at Kyetume trading centre in Lwengo district. The bus collided with  a taxi  registration number  UAX 715G and a fuso truck registration number UAX 141M.  

Eyewitnesses say the Global bus registration Number UAU710U  heading to Kampala was avoiding a cow that suddenly hit the road rammed into the taxi.

The dead include one Denix Nahoora, a journalist with Karo FM located in Lyantonde town. Police says most of those killed were travelling in taxi.

Uganda Radio Network has seen witnesses and relatives struggling to pull the victims of the  accident from the three wreckage. Uganda Radio network has also seen ambulances carrying those severely injured and the dead bodies to Masaka regional referral Hospital and Kitovu hospital.

Ronald Muhwezi, the Lwengo Police commander says that only three people could have survived with injuries in the taxi while several passengers in a global bus were rescued and taken to hospital in critical conditions.

Muhwezi says police will release a full report after.


About the author

Edward Bindhe
Bindhe prides himself on being a part of the society he writes about. He believes there is no way a journalist can understand his society unless it considers him a part of it. This is why he is dedicated to investigating the challenges of the "little person."

Bindhe says, "My work reflects the Uganda Radio Network unique approach to news." Not many Ugandan journalists would consider or even notice the re-emergence of Water Hyacinth on a lake. Bindhe does.

Truant children will attract Bindhe's attention until he gets to the bottom of their truancy: poverty and the need to work to earn bread for their families. These are the kinds of stories Bindhe is often after.

Edward Bindhe is the Masaka URN bureau chief. Rakai, Lwengo, Lyantonde, Kalangala, Mpigi, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi and Sembabule districts fall under his docket. He has been a URN staff member since 2009.

A Mass Communication graduate from Uganda Christian University, Bindhe started practising journalism in 2008 as a reporter for Radio Buddu in Masaka district.