Police: 19 died in Gaaga bus accident
The police spokesman Emilian Kayima last evening issued a statement explaining putting the number of dead at 19.
Below is an abridged version of Kayima’s statement.
On the evening of Friday May 25, at around 8:30 pm, Gaaga bus registration number UAK 562 L rammed into a tractor Reg no. UAU 872 M and hit it badly, rolled and hit another Beer truck Reg no. UAT 088J and killed 19 people in total.
Three of the dead are juveniles (children) while 16 are adults. Out of the adults, 4 are female and 12 are male.
Evacuation teams worked tirelessly to rescue the injured (and rushed them to) Kiryandongo Hospital
Full details will be given as they emerge.
We send our heartfelt condolences to the family and wish the injured quick recovery.
We thank the public that quickly supported the rescue efforts and we hope that medical teams will work equally hard as they always do to save lives.
Further details will be given as they come in.
SSP Emilian Kayima
UGANDA POLICE FORCE