Sad: 16 Dead As Roblyn Bus Smashes Trailer Along Kampala-Gulu Highway

Sad: 16 Dead As Roblyn Bus Smashes Trailer Along Kampala-Gulu Highway

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By Spy Uganda

The sad news coming in from North indicates that 16 people have perished after a running bus crashed with a trailer along Kampala-Gulu highway.

Eye witnesses say a bus registration number UAT 259P which belongs to Roblyn bus company was traveling from Kampala to Gulu before it rammed into a stationary trailer that was loading at Adebe trading center.

The same has been confirmed by North Kyoga Region Police Spokesperson, SP Patrick Jimmy Okema who says 12 people died on the spot while four others died at Atapara Hospital where they had been rushed for treatment.

”So far, 16 dead bodies have been conveyed to Anyeke Health IV for postmortem.”

Asked about the cause of the accident, Okema said, ”preliminary findings indicate wrong parking by the trailer driver who didn’t even display warning signs.”

According to the latest WHO data published in 2020, Road Traffic Accidents Deaths in Uganda reached 13,012 or 6.27% of total deaths.

The age adjusted Death Rate is 53.60 per 100,000 of population which ranks Uganda #6 in the world.

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