President Yoweri Museveni has declared a three-day national mourning for the 22 people who died in a bus accident in Kiryandongo District.
Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda on Sunday said President Museveni had directed that during the three-day national mourning which starts today (May 27), all flags would fly at half-mast.
“Government will contribute Shs5 million to each family that lost their loved ones to assist in burial arrangements and Shs3 million to each of those seriously injured, who are currently undergoing treatment,” reads part of the statement issued by Dr Rugunda.
“While we await a detailed police report, initial investigations point to out over-speeding and vehicles in dangerous mechanical condition as the cause of the accident,” he added.
On Friday night, a Gaaga Bus registration number UAK 562 L was involved in an accident with a cargo lorry registration number UAT 088 J / UAT 321 M and a tractor registration number UAU 872 M.
The bus that was travelling from Lira District to Kampala hit the tractor before it rolled and collided with an oncoming cargo lorry transporting crates of beer.
The accident happened at Nanda village, some 12 kilometers from Karuma Township in Nyamasha Parish, Mutunda Sub County, Kiryandongo District.
Several survivors were yesterday morning airlifted to Kampala and are seeking treatment at Mulago and Nsambya hospital.
The dead include;
1:Norman Mulangwa M/j 7yrs from Bakule kampala
2:Obedgu Charles 32 yrs Driver of the tractor(Kiryandongo District)
3:Etimu Keri Okwir 44yrs
4: Kyatuhaire Solo me F/A from Bushenyi
5:Uwiragiye Mbonera Arthur from kisoro District
6:Bogere Akamada from Luwero District
7:Mansur Asibuk from Yumbe District
8:Mulinde William M/A 28yrs from Mukono District
9:Akoro Anthony M/A inspector Gaaga
coach from Arua
10:Omar’s Joshua from Apach District
11:kisambira Saidi(Driver of the Trailer)
12:Langa Langa JimmyM/A 36yrs
13:mafumu Hannington M/A 26yrs
17:Thembo Samson (District water Engineer Kore District)
21:Oleti Godfrey 40yrs (internal Auditor of Kore District)
22:Mushoborozi Soverina M/A 42yrs
Particulars of the injured
1:.Agona Jackson 27yrs
2:Jackie Apio Mulangwa
3:Mulangwa Jonathan M/J 8yrs
4: Malcom Kabunga M/J 7yrs
7 :Kintu Majidu(Driver of the Bus)
8:Akuli Gloria 30yrs
9:Nabisuubi Ruth martha F/A 22yrs
11:Amongi Lovia F/A 21yrs
12:Okello Santo Robinson M/A 28yrs
13:Abdula Salim Issac from kenya
14:Ojoko Simon M/A 26 yrs