WATCH: Nile Star Bus destined for Kampala catches fire in Nwoya

Nwoya, (UG):– The Territorial Traffic Police in Nwoya District, northern Uganda is currently investigating circumstances under which a bus belonging to Nile Star Bus Company caught fire and burnt to ashes with property worthy millions of shillings destroyed on Wednesday Morning.

The bus, green and blue in colour of Reg No UBF 003Y which had reportedly left Arua for Kampala in the wee hours of Wednesday morning but its journey ended suddenly upon reaching a place called Latoro along Karuma-Pakwach Highway when passengers were asked to vacate it after developing a mechanical problem.

“A bus owned by Nile Star Bus Company, Reg. No UBF 003Y, caught fire this morning, February 14, 2024, at Latoro along the Pakwach-Karuma highway in Nwoya District while en route to Kampala,” said David Mudong, the regional police Spokesperson said on Wednesday afternoon confirming an earlier report first reported by DailyExpress.

He added that “Fortunately, all passengers were safely evacuated. However, the bus was completely burnt and passengers’ properties worth millions of shillings were destroyed.

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Mudong said the “Nwoya Police have commenced an investigation into the incident to determine the probable cause.”

Meanwhile, Nimi Hamid, the Nile Star Bus General Manager told DailyExpress on Wednesday at midday that all the 55 passengers aboard the bus were evacuated with no injuries and their belongings safe too.

He added that in the meanwhile, the company has organized for a substitute bus to arrive at the scene and take on the passengers for the remaining journey as investigations into the cause of the incident take charge.

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