Fort Portal, Uganda | URN | Uganda Police in Fort Portal have named some of the victims killed in Wednesday’s Link bus fatal accident.
The accident occurred at Sebitoli trading centre in Busoro sub-county in Kabarole district on Wednesday 4, May 2022 along the Fort Portal-Kyenjojo road.
The bus, registration number, UBA 003S destined for Kampala from Bundibugyo district veered off the road and overturned several times.
20 people died on the spot while another victim, John Asiimwe succumbed to injuries on Thursday 5th morning at Fort Portal regional referral hospital – bringing to 21, the number of those killed in the Link Bus accident.
Vincent Twesige, the Rwenzori West Region police spokesperson has identified some of the deceased as Hassan Sempala, Steven Kahwa, Alum Susan, Jimmy Nkutuma, James Muhanga, Derrick Mujuni, Roseline Kanyunyuzi, Stella Biraba, Moses Masereka, Maxima Kabafumi, Harriet Nabukenya, Alice Nyakuha, Gift Asiimwe, Dauphine Alinda, Divine Alice, Lastako Thembo, Sefania Mussumba, one Monica and another victim who identity has been established.
The State Minister for Works Musa Ecweru, the director traffic police Lawrence Niwabiine and officials from Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) have visited the crash scene to conduct further investigations and establish the actual cause of the accident.
Works and Transport ministry has since suspended the operations of Link Bus Services as investigations into the accident continue.
“We want to investigate the cause of this accident. We have not come here to window dress or simply just show the face of the government. We have come to try and establish the problem and what could have gone wrong so that we avoid a repeat of these kinds of accidents in future. We know we cannot stop accidents from happening, but we can mitigate or reduce accidents that can be avoided,” Mr Ecweru told journalists after inspecting the wreckage of the bus which is parked at Fort Portal police station.