Swift Safaris Bus Company Pays for Accident Victim's Funeral

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Lubega said his company took full charge of the burial arrangement. This included transporting his body from Masaka Main Hospital, buying a coffin, transporting relatives from Kampala to the burial in Senyange Ward, near Nyendo Town Council, Masaka district and feeding among others.

A victim of the Monday night bus accident on Kampala-Masaka road has been laid to rest today.
 
The bus registration number UAP 046 H belonging to Swift Safaris was involved in an accident at Kadugala Corner on Monday night.
 
Ali Lubega, the General Manager of Swift Safaris, identified the deceased only as Tamale. He said Tamale, who has been working at the Kisenyi Bus terminal, had decided to visit his home town of Masaka.
 
Unfortunately, he only ended up in Masaka Main hospital critically injured and unconscious. Tamale was one of the three critically injured passengers on the ill-fated bus that also left 28 others hurt.
 
Lubega said his company took full charge of the burial arrangement. This included transporting his body from Masaka Main Hospital, buying a coffin, transporting relatives from Kampala to the burial in Senyange Ward, near Nyendo Town Council, Masaka district and feeding among others.
 
The company paid out 1.2 million shillings.
 
Lubega said Swift Safaris had also committed itself to help those still in hospital.
 
He, however, said Tamale had not been the conductor of the bus. He said the conductor was still in hospital but recovering. Lubega said the other two critically injured passengers were recovering well in Masaka hospital.
 
Dr. Stephen Kasiima, the Commissioner of Traffic in Uganda Police Force, yesterday said preliminary investigations indicated that the tired driver had fallen asleep at the wheel. The bus failed to negotiate the Kadugala corner.
 
Mohamed Mubangara, the Masaka Police Spokesperson, says the driver of the bus is still on the run.