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Dozens feared dead after taxi flattened in collision with YY bus

This is what remains of the taxi involved in a head on collision on Tirinyi road today.

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dozens are feared dead after a head-on collision between a YY Coaches bus UAY 852F and a taxi  UAV 689X  on Tirinyi road Sunday afternoon.

The accident occurred around 6.40 pm, at Bukonte village, (located 5 kms from Namutumba and 25 kms from Iganga), along the Iganga-Mbale Highway.

The preliminary facts indicate that the driver of the taxi failed to overtake another commuter taxi that was also heading towards Namutumba from Iganga.

The taxi crashed into the bus in the opposite lane, killing nine passengers instantly, and injured 4 others critically. The accident also claimed the life of a cyclist, who succumbed to the injuries at a nearby clinic, and further injured two other victims on a bodaboda motorcycle under registration number UDS 126N.

The bodies of the ten were transferred to Iganga Referral Hospital for postmortem examination.

All the passengers in the bus had no injuries and efforts are already in place to track down the driver who is on the run, to help in our investigations.

 

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  1. At this rate the YY bus company is also going Gaaga.

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