The accident occurred today, Thursday at Kikorongo in Kasese district. The bus registration number UAK 881C belonging to Link Bus was carrying 64 passengers.
According to James Okwi, the East Ruwenzori regional traffic officer, the driver of the bus which was traveling from Bwera in Kasese district to Kampala lost control and overturned after failing to brake on a slope at about 9am today.
He also says that the driver only identified as Magezi and the bus conductor immediately fled after the accident. The injured passengers are seeking treatment at Kagando and Kilembe hospitals.
Earlier on, there were reports that 21 had died from the accident. However, Okwi disputed the reports.