Crime & Investigation

Shock As Bus Bursts Into Flames in Kibaale

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The bus was transporting 75 people back to Busabala in Wakiso District after a friendly match with Kahunde Football club.

A few minutes into the journey, fire was spotted at one of the bus’ tyres before the entire vehicle burst into flames.

All the passengers were evacuated without harm.

At the scene, Kibaale District Police Commander, John Ojokuna Elatu told Chimpreports: “The bus driver whom we have only identified as Zaidi is on the run. As of now we are trying to verify reports that the bus belongs to a one Benon from Namasuba, Kampala.”

According to eyewitnesses, the fire was sparked off by a tyre burst.

“The road is terrible coupled with the rough and steep terrain. I suspect the driver tried to break hard which caused a tyre burst but we thank God that we are alive,” said a one Charles Ssekitoleko.

Police said investigations are underway to determine the cause of the fire.

The passengers on the ill-fated bus are now seeing means of returning to Busabala.

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