According to reports, a bus collided with a parked trailer at the Adebe Trading Center along the Kampala-Gulu highway on Friday morning, leaving at least 16 people dead and 21 others hurt.
It is stated that, at around midnight on January 6, 2023, a bus with the registration number UAT 259P that belonged to the Roblyn bus business was driving from Kampala to Gulu when it rammed into a stopped trailer. One kilometer from the corner Kamdini checkpoint, at the Adebe Trading Center, the trailer was allegedly loading, according to SP Patrick Jimmy Okema, a police spokesperson for the North Kyoga zone.
He claimed that four more persons passed away at Atapara Hospital after being taken there after another four died on the scene.
In a statement released on Friday morning, SP Okema added, “Police traffic and general duty visited the scene immediately on receiving the report and confirmed 12 people died on the spot while four others died from the hospital meaning so far a total of 15 dead bodies and yet to be identified number of survivors rushed to Atapara Hospital, some in critical condition for treatment.”
He claimed that in anticipation of a postmortem, the deceased bodies were transported to Anyeke Health IV.
Although the exact cause of the accident has not yet been determined, preliminary evidence points to incorrect parking by the trailer driver without any warning indications. It’s a really terrible occurrence, and we ask the public to be calm. We also offer our condolences to the families of the deceased,” he continued.
Recently, there have been more instances of vehicle crashes in Uganda.
The traffic police reported on Tuesday that 104 car accidents occurred nationwide between December 30 and January 1.