By Andrew Irumba
The Uganda Police have finally managed to identify some of the victims who perished in an accident that occurred in Bukonte trading centre, Namutumba district, along the Iganga-Mbale-Tirinyi Highay on Sunday.
The accident occurred when a bus belonging to YY Coaches registration number UAX 852F collided head-on with a commuter taxi registration number UAV 689E.
Police revealed that nine people were killed on spot while another victim died Monday morning at Iganga General Hospital.
Busoga East Region police Spokesperson James Mubi on Monday identified six of the deceased accident victims; as Ibrahim Waiswa, a resident of Bugweri, Afuwa Munaba, a resident of Budaka, Florence Kyazike of Luuka district, Umar Okwi, a resident of Iganga, Simon Lokutu and Godfrey Muhwesi, both from Bugiri district.
He revealed that the survivors are; Babra Nairuba, Slyvia Kampia, Robinah Mudondo, Ismael Maganda, and Joel Mawanda.
Mubi said the police have since handed over the bodies of some of the deceased to their relatives for burial.
“Some of the bodies have been handed over to the relatives but we are still screening them and making a follow up using the recovered phones and sim cards to try to search for the families of the deceased persons,” Mubi said.
Issa Isabirye, a doctor attached to the causality ward at Iganga General Hospital said that three of the accident victims are out of danger and responding to treatment. He however added two other victims have been referred to Jinja Regional Referral hospital for further management because .