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27 injured in Kasese bus accident

The Link bus that overturned

The Link bus that overturned

27 people have been injured in a bus accident along the Bwera-Kasese road.

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.

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+1 #1 Stewart 2018-11-29 15:50
Uganda, the home of accidents, God should help us really since you can't task the accident creators because you need their votes too.
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0 #2 Odongo Richard Otim 2018-11-29 18:39
Quoting Stewart:
Uganda, the home of accidents, God should help us really since you can't task the accident creators because you need their votes too.


Heavy vehicles uses hydraulic breaking systems which is difficult to manipulated especially on hilly roads,despite regular services.

The driver and the mechanics may have no clues that's why such misfortune may arise since nobody wants to die as they also move in the same vehicles with passengers.

Some of this manufacturer's are also making money and they make parts which are substandard that don't lasting on the roads.
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+1 #3 rubangakene 2018-11-29 19:42
Is this some kind of a joke; every week we witness tragedies after tragedies, what is wrong?

Can some body in authority stand up and say; "enough is a enough", let us put in an emergency law to punish those who are killing innocent Ugandans.

As it is, we are at the mercy of these merchants of death because our legislators have failed us; we have a parliament of over 600 MPs who have become an expensive, bloated 'talking shop' bogged down by bureaucracy and protecting their own vested interests.
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0 #4 Akot 2018-11-29 20:01
Observer,

Many times comments overlap/sit on one another & we can't read them!

Did the dirver run away because he was afraid of being found drunk & shouldn't have been on duty?
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-1 #5 Wainanchi 2018-11-30 08:02
Hello everybody!! Do not blame Government of Uganda but Ugandans using new roads! Just the other day I was writing about this issue and proposed that vehicles are duly tested and registered and drivers thoroughly examined and approved.

Alsi Police on Uganda roads should check drivers ,technical condition of vehicles and enforce speed limitations I can Imagine Ugandans driving like in the old America movie " Joe go faster,faster".

And the consequences which are very often tragic. Do not blame Government if Uganda because Government is not nanny and mummy or papa for drivers.

Drivers are responsible and they should be arrested and put behind the bars for me slaughter. Condilences again.
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+1 #6 Wainanchi 2018-11-30 10:58
...and what I also meant to say,the Government cannot sit and run,drive buses,trucks.Whyvshoilfvyhr Government be blamed? NRM government had achieved huuge in terms of building thousands of miles of new roads Imagine thirty fourth years ago we had bad roads full with POTHOLES.

You young Uganda readers and commentators ask your elders how did roads in Uganda look like before Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and his government took over?

Let me tell you.Only in Kampala the main Kampala road was somehow passable but with potholes here and there.

Other capillary roads in Kampala full of potholes full of water and mud and at times they looked like small fishing ponds.

I remember one friend jumping the hole and landed in mud ankle deep.That was just opposite to Apollo Hotel,then today's splendid Sherston .
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0 #7 Fuller 2018-11-30 20:30
My sympathy and comforting words to the victims of the accident.

Here's the truth about Uganda:

Unsafe vehicles.

Untrained drivers (they drive a van for a month and assume they can drive a passenger bus!)

Soldiers-in-police-uniform who know 00 about traffic laws (they are on roadsides, 2-way radios in hand pretending to enforce traffics laws).

The risk combination is endless and it all adds up to risk on Uganda roads.

Who is to blame? Whoever would take credit for safe roads is also to blame for unsafe roads.

Who is that? The Despot-for-32-Years who thinks that a nation is led by simply caring about his personal safety and letting everybody else carry on without any laws.

What can be done?

Only one thing: Remove the Despot-for-32-Years so Uganda can have leadership that will bring the rule of law back to the beautiful people and wonderful country.
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0 #8 Wainanchi 2018-12-01 12:11
@Fuller.Iny life I have not seen or read such a stupid comment and conclusions. You must be crazy my man.

President Museveni and his government have done huge job by building roads and lifting Uganda economy with bare hands!

An instead of commending him and NRM you are inviting the people of Uganda to unseat him. You must be mad dog amigo.You are stupid fool!!
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0 #9 Karanja 2018-12-01 14:32
Quoting rubangakene:
Is this some kind of a joke; every week we witness tragedies after tragedies, what is wrong?

Can some body in authority stand up and say; "enough is a enough", let us put in an emergency law to punish those who are killing innocent Ugandans.

As it is, we are at the mercy of these merchants of death because our legislators have failed us; we have a parliament of over 600 MPs who have become an expensive, bloated 'talking shop' bogged down by bureaucracy and protecting their own vested interests.

who will enforce the enacted laws on a hungry stomach with poverty and problems in the backyard home.
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0 #10 rubangakene 2018-12-01 18:07
Karanja,
You are "baiting" me to say the "unmentionable"; no, I won't fall for that trap.

As the saying goes; "A hungry man is an angry man" and at this rate of events our anger will "peak" with disastrous consequences.

You and me use these roads frequently usually on an empty stomach, so it makes no difference to the outcome.
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