The bus, registration number UBB 991Y from Kampala heading to Koboko via Arua district went up in flames at Mbaro Oryang East village, Nyaravur sub county in Nebbi district at around 4:30 pm.
All the 65 passengers on board managed to escape unhurt, while the driver Kasim Kayimbi is still on the run. Emmy Mulindwa, a passenger on board the bus said; “We heard a loud noise and we who were sitting in front knew that there was trouble after the driver ran out after the humps. I saw black smoke and seconds later there was fire. We alerted those behind and that’s how we all escaped."
Rogers Amanya, the OC Traffic Nebbi police station said all the passengers aboard escaped unhurt but the bus was completely burnt.
The traffic officer attributed the accident to a tyre burst after the bus hit a hump. Denis Juma, the manager Nyaravur Gaagaa bus terminal said there was no fatality and the police with the help of the company team managed to relocate the passengers to another bus.
“Our new bus was this evening involved in an accident but we have no fatality. We managed to rescue all the passengers and they have all reached Arua safely. We shall continue to monitor the situation closely as we handle those who lost their property,” he told URN on phone.