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and geneva;”>14 others who sustained serious injuries were rushed to Mbarara Hospital for treatment.
hospital geneva;”>Eyewitnesses told Chimpreports that the death toll could rise, considering that many passengers lost limbs, arms in the blood-spattered accident.
The double cabin was crushed beyond repair.
This is the latest in a spate of bus accidents that have so far taken over 30 lives in less than 30 days.
Twenty people were injured in an accident when a bus belonging to Kalita Bus Company swerved off the road and side turned at Luwumba in Mubende district last week.
The Central West Public Relations Officer, SP Philip Mukasa said the accident was as a result of a tire burst but the driver was also driving recklessly.
The bus, registration number UAM 810Y, was heading to Kasese.
Inspector General of police Lt. Gen. Kale Kayihura recently proposed to deploy police men on buses in a bid to reduce on accidents.
This was during his meeting with bus owners and drivers at UNRA headquarters Kyambogo, geared at establishing causes and possible remedies to try reducing on the road accidents in a bid to secure lives and property.
Kayihura said the move would curb the number of bus accidents on Ugandan roads which have claimed thousands of lives and the most recent one being that of Lwengo which claimed 14 lives, leaving many injured when a Horizon bus lost control, overturned several times and caught fire.
During the meeting, it was revealed that among the possible causes of road accidents include human error, over speeding, drivers’ fatigue, poor state of vehicles, lack of training schools for bus drivers, trucks that break down on roads, corruption, lack of road signs, use of drugs and alcohol by drivers, indiscipline drivers, purchase of poor quality tires among others.