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1 killed, several injured as bus slams into building

WARNING: This story contains graphic pictures.

At least one person was killed and several others injured today afternoon after a bus lost control on Kyaggwe road in Kampala.

According to eye witnesses, the bus, registration number UAS 437P belonging to Kakise bus company, was driving on Kyaggwe road, from Bombo road side towards Rashid Khamisi road when it lost control near Kisekka market and veered into a building, hitting a number people.

At least one person, a woman, was run over by the bus and killed. Some of the injured people are said to be street vendors who operate in the area. It was not immediately clear if the was who was killed was a vendor.

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This picture has been edited to obscure the most graphic parts.




+2 #1 wazza 2018-02-08 07:42
So sad.. but KCCA should do something. those places downtown are too congested.

Small cars, trailers, lorries, buses, bicycles, boda bodas etc all compete for the limited space. Not forgetting the filth and stagnant water in the pot holes.
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+1 #2 Damus 2018-02-08 08:38
So sad Indeed, May the deceased RIP and the injured Recover quickly otherwise that road!!

Even the Mulago report indicates the highest boda boda accidents come from that Road.
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+1 #3 WADADA rogers 2018-02-08 14:09
But who told you guys to display such picture in such a respected newspaper like the observer, the disclaimer/warning is not sufficient to the readers
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0 #4 Akot 2018-02-11 17:59
WADADA rogers,

You know, with humans, "seeing is believing", so pictures like above are the only means to awaken us to danger!

This is time for Ugandans to see that good govrnance is needed to ensure: good roads, vehicles in good conditions, good driving conducts...so that acceidents are reduced!

USA-Europe with good roads get so many accidents & deaths because of alchool-drugs-high speed!

For Uganda, good governance comes first so that there is chance to build structures & educate people!

Why do ministers-mps want good vehicles when they don't care about state of roads, there are no good driving schools...?

Museveni only needs Kampala-Entebbe road & has no tribal land up coutnry to go to while his unwarranted home in W.Uganda has good roads leading to it!
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0 #5 Akot 2018-02-11 18:03

KCCA was created to hinder elected Mayor of Kampala in doing his job: upgrading & building roads & giving other social services!
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