16 Injured As Bus Overturns In Nakasongola

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At least 16 people have been critically injured when a bus they were travelling in overturned in Nakasongola district on the Kampala-Gulu Highway this morning.

At least 16 people have been critically injured when a bus they were travelling in overturned in Nakasongola district on the Kampala-Gulu Highway this morning.
 
The bus registration number USA 566U, belonging to California Bus Services Limited, was travelling from Arua heading to Kampala at around 5am when it overturned at Kapaburuli village, some seven kilometres from Nakasongola town council.
 
Police spokesperson for Savannah Region Lameck Kigozi explains that the bus overturned after it veered off the road and fell in the trench.
 
He says that after the incident, Traffic police officers in Nakasongola and Luweero rushed to the scene and transferred the victims to Nakasongola Health Centre for treatment. He adds that five of victims are being evacuated to Mulago Hospital after they sustained severe wounds.
 
A survivor of the accident, Mustapha Hamis, explained that since it was dark most of the passengers were asleep and only woke up when the bus was overturning. Mustapha adds that in the stampede, many passengers sustained broken limbs.
 
At time of filling the report, police was removing the wreckage and the identities of the victims were not easily available.
 
Recently seven people died and 20 others were critically injured in an accident involving two busses at Wabigalo, near Nakasongola town. Another accident at Nisitu, near Juba, claimed the lives of at least 35 people after a Bakulu Bus Company collided head-on with a trailer.
 
 

 

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Brian Luwaga
Since Brian Luwaga joined Uganda Radio Network in 2011, he is still amazed how, "URN is a place that gives journalists a chance to enhance their skills . It gives a journalist an opportunity to adopt and master various aspects of journalism that include radio broadcast, social media, photography and television production."

A practicing journalist since 2009, first with Star FM, Luwaga has always been keen to write about the concerns of the "common person." Based for much of his career in Luweero, Luwaga takes it as a compliment if politicians complain that his reporting is too harsh.

In his journalism, Luwaga likes to merge the past with the present. He believes you cannot understand what is happening now, if you do not have a grounding in the past. Brian Luwaga is the Luweero URN bureau chief. Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Mityana, Mubende and Wakiso districts fall under his docket.

Luwaga is interested in humanitarian work and is a keen Rotarian.