Kiryandongo Accident: 8 Survivors Airlifted to Kampala

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Eight survivors in last nights grisly accident in Kiryandongo district have been airlifted to Kampala.

Eight survivors in last night's grisly accident in Kiryandongo district have been airlifted to Kampala.

Lands Minister Betty Amongi confirmed the development, saying that four are currently admitted at Mulago National Referral Hospital and the others at Nsambya Hospital. They were airlifted by a military chopper that landed at Kololo Airstrip.

 The airlifted include Joel Wasswa, Geofrey Namusoso, Christine Apiyo, Mark Kabuga, Gloria Amongin, Abdul Sempija, David Mutebi and Simon Ojok who works with United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).
  
According to Amongi who has been part of the government team coordinating the airlifting of the victims, 7 of the airlifted patients are currently stable with only Christine Apiyo still in a critical condition after sustaining a spinal and neck injury.
 
She further revealed that all the accident victims are out of Kiryandongo hospital since the other six victims were also picked by their relatives in the night from the hospital.
 
Amongi however said that 2 bodies are still at the hospital mortuary unclaimed.
 
22 people were confirmed dead in the tragic accident which happened in Kiryandongo district on Friday evening.
 
The accident involved a Gaaga Bus registration number UAK 562 L and a cargo lorry registration number UAT 088 J / UAT 321 M while the third vehicle was a tractor registration number UAU 872 M.
 
The bus traveling from Lira district to Kampala hit the tractor from its rear before it rolled and collided with an oncoming cargo lorry transporting crates of beer.
 
The incident happened in Nanda village, some 12 kilometers from Karuma Township in Nyamasha Parish, Mutunda Sub County, Kiryandongo district.