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Fatal accident claims 20 lives in Fort Portal

By Racheal Nuwahereza

A fatal accident has occurred along the Fort Portal-Kampala Highway on Wednesday at Sebitoli, Fort Portal –Kyenjojo Road, near Kibaale National Park.

The accident which occurred 2KMs from Fortportal city involved a link bus REG No. UBA 003S that was traveling from Fort Portal to Kampala.

According to eyewitnesses, the Link bus swayed off the road and overturned several times crushing into a tea estate.

Faridah Nampiima the Traffic Police Spokesperson confirmed the development saying so far 20 people have been confirmed dead, out of whom thirteen are adults while 7 are juveniles. Out of the twenty, 11 are male and nine are female.

Nampiima added that the territorial Police in Kyenjojo responded to the fatal accident and the injured have been rushed to Buhinga hospital for first aid while the dead are at the same hospital for post-mortem.

The particulars of casualties and cause of the accident are both yet to be established.

“A detailed traffic investigative report to be shared later,” said Nampiima.

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