A Teso coach bus overturns killing one and injuring several others

5050 Views Soroti, Uganda

In short
One person was killed this morning and several other injured seriously after a Teso coach bus they were traveling in over turned this morning in Soroti. The accident occurred at Arapai along Soroti-Katakwi road.

One person was killed this morning and several other injured seriously after a Teso coach bus they were traveling in over turned this morning in Soroti. The accident occurred at Arapai along Soroti-Katakwi road. The deceased has been identified as Richard Emmanuel Akudo, a police officer.


The injured have been rushed to Soroti Referral hospital for treatment. Alex Epelu, an eye witness says that the driver of the bus lost control and swerved off the road before the bus over turning three times. A survivor of the accident Alex says that the bus lost control as a result of a tyre burst.


Quinto. O. Angeira, the regional traffic police inspector says that they had a loud bang at their office and rushed to the scene to see what had happened only to find the bus had over turned. Angeira says tyre could have burst because of over speeding. He says that they are hunting for the driver of the ill fated bus who fled the scene immediately after the accident.