7 Dead in Kabale Gateway Bus Crush

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Police in Kabale have confirmed at-least 7 ppeople died on spot when a Bus belonging to the Gateway company overturned along the Kabale-Mbarara road this morning. The accident happened on a steep slope known as Kitaburaza, a few meters before Bukinda trading center, 30 kilometers from Kabale. Police suspect mechanical failure at high speed as the cause. One of the passengers, Johnson Kwizera,admitted at Kabale hospital says the bus broke its driving shaft. Police at the scene say the bus registrattion number UAG 373Y had more than 60 passangers on board. Its journey started in Kisoro saturday morning through Kabale and was scheduled to reach Kampala at about 4PM. Police and area residents cut the bus body to rescue more than 60 trapped passengers. Several injured people have been ferried to kabale hospital in police trucks and personal cars. Two wards have been cleared of patients at Kabale hospital to cater for the accident victims.

 

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