A bus belonging to the Uganda Parliament that was being used to evacuate 25 Covid-19 patients from Kitgum to Kampala has caught fire.
The bus registration number UG 0391 H burst into flames in Koro trading centre in Gulu along Gulu-Kampala highway at around 4 pm today Thursday.
The Aswa River Region police spokesperson, Patrick Jimmy Okema says a team of fire officers from Koro rushed to extinguish the fire but it had already caused extensive damage to the automobile by the time they arrived. Ministry of Health spokesperson Emmanuel Ainebyoona said there were no casualties and a new vehicle was organised to transport the patients to their destination.
Earlier this week, Gulu Regional Referral hospital turned away over 24 Covid-19 patients from Kitgum district citing space constraints.