By Our Reporter
Two people have been confirmed dead and other 45 nursing worunds after YY Bus registration number UAQ 906 T lost control and overturned at Busei B village, 3 kilometres along the Iganga-Bugiri highway.
The accident happened at about 5:00 pm last evening as the bus was en-route from Kampala to Mbale. The injured have been admitted at Iganga Hospital intensive care unit.
meanwhile, the bus management has come out to speak on the incidence. Through their official social media platform, they posted;
“Dear our esteemed customers this is to update you about the tragic accident, which occurred August 12, 2019 at 16.05hrs at Iganga involving our bus UAQ 906T.
We lost two passengers on spot while others were rushed to Iganga hospital.
We can now confirm that most of the accident victims have been discharged while 7 are still receiving treatment and hopefully tomorrow will also be discharged.
Our team is still at Iganga hospital to ensure the injured passengers receive the necessary support.
We deeply apologize for the accident and pledge to do our level best to ensure the safety and comfort of our passengers.
One of the dead was identified as Sakiya, a resident of Wanale division in Mbale municipality while another woman is yet to be identified
According to an eyewitness the driver of the Y.Y coach who was over speeding and lost control as he attempted to avoid a boda boda cyclist moving to the same direction during a heavy rain downpour.
Elgon Daily Will keep you posted