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20 dead in Link bus accident in Fort Portal

At least 20 people have been confirmed dead in a Link Bus accident in Fort Portal, western Uganda The nasty accident occurred today Wednesday at around 10.30 am at Sebitoli along the Fort Portal-Kampala highway.

Traffic police spokesperson Faridah Nampiima said that out of the 20, 13 were adults and 7 juveniles. The identities of the dead are yet to be established.

According to eyewitnesses, the bus registration number UBA 003S, which was heading to Kampala from Bundibugyo swayed off the road and overturned several times. Fort Portal Regional Referral hospital where the accident survivors were rushed is overwhelmed by the high number of victims.

The hospital was forced to set up a tent outside the surgical ward to attend to the victims after the ward got filled up.

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