14 People dead as Bus Collides with Truck at Katonga

At least 14 people have been confirmed dead and 17 others injured in a road accident along Masaka-Kampala highway.

Police say a lorry registration number UAG 970P collided with a coaster brand bus registration number TZ540DLC at Katonga on Sunday night.

Katonga Region Police Spokesperson Phillip Mukasa attributed the accident to the truck’s tyre burst.

“The truck lost control after the tyre burst, colliding with the coaster,” said Mukasa.

Police rushed to scene only to find a heavily loaded box body lorry seated on the coaster with all its occupants inside.

Many of the survivors were taken to hospital in critical condition.

The accident calls for action against drivers of cars in dangerous mechanical condition.


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