Several injured as Gateway Bus overturns in Amuria

Amuria, (UG):- At least seventeen passengers are currently nursing injuries at Amuria General Hospital following a Saturday afternoon motor crash which involved a Gateway Bus at Obuku cell, Amuria Town Council, along the Amuria-Kotido Road in Amuria District.

The Nissan Bus of Registration Number UAL 117Z is said to have overturned several times in the incident at approximately 2 pm on Saturday, March 02, 2024.

Preliminary investigations into the accident suggest that ongoing road maintenance activities on the Amuria-Kotido Road played a contributing factor with eyewitnesses saying the culvert under repair, with soil piled onto it, caused the bus to skid off the road, resulting in its overturning.

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SP Oscar Gregg Ageca, the regional police spokesperson in East Kyoga territory, confirmed the registration of 17 victims with various injuries. These individuals were promptly transported to Amuria General Hospital for urgent medical attention.

Ageca said investigations into the accident are currently underway as authorities seek to establish further details surrounding the incident.

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