19 perish in Kapchorwa motor accident

A trip to the scenic Sipi falls in Kapchorwa district turned tragic after the group got involved in a fatal accident that claimed 19 lives.

The accident happened at Towei in Sipi Town Council, after the bus in which the group was travelling overturned several times killing the 19 on the spot and six others rushed to Mbale Regional Referral Hospital.

According to the police, the victims were staff of National League of USA, an Non-governmental organisation  (NGO) operating in Kiryandongo and Masindi districts.

They hired a bus registration number
UG 2833E belonging Kiryandongo Technical Institute to go for the three day trip to Sipi.

The cause of the accident and the identities of the victims are yet to be established.