Another One! Bismarkhan Bus Involved In Accident Along Kabale-Mbarara Highway

Another One! Bismarkhan Bus Involved In Accident Along Kabale-Mbarara Highway

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By Spy Uganda

The latest news landing on our desk from the hills of Kabale indicates that a bus belonging to Bismarkan Bus Company crashed this morning in the hills of Kabaraga, along the Kabale-Mbarara road.

According to reports, the bus registration number UAQ 395D that was being driven by one Siraj Lukwago was carrying an unidentified number of passengers when he lost control and swerved off the road at around 5:00am.

The Kigezi region police spokesperson Elly Maate confirmed the accident saying all passengers survived with no injuries.

Maate added that the bus was towed to Kabale central police station as investigations into the incident kick-off. He said that the passengers later boarded another bus to continue with their journey.

These come days after another bus attached to Link Bus Services, registration number UBA 003S, with over 40 people on board crashed along Fort Portal-Kampala Highway leaving over 21 dead & dozens badly injured.

Police then said that the accident occurred after the driver of this vehicle lost control and veered off the road.

In a report released by the Ministry of Works ad Transport today, it has been revealed that the driver was cruising the bus at a terrific speed and on top of this, he tried to overtake a trailer near a bend which caused the deadly accident.

The number of road traffic fatalities reported in Uganda has increased seven-fold over the past 25 years and 10 people die every day due to road traffic injuries, according to the first United Nations Road Safety Performance Review.

According to the report, unless effective interventions are implemented, road crashes are likely to increase and even double within the next ten years.

The report notes that Uganda has the necessary rules and regulations governing road safety and the transport sector in general but enforcement of these rules, regulations and laws appears to be weak something they say needs to be addressed immediately to reduce road accidents.

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