Police have identified some of the people killed in an accident resulting from a head-on collision between a bus belonging to YY Coaches registration number, UAX 852F and taxi registration number, UAV 689E.
The accident, which occurred in Bukonte trading center along the Iganga-Tirinyi-Mbale highway on Sunday evening claimed the lives of ten people aboard the taxi. Nine people were killed on the spot while another victim breathed his last this morning at Iganga general hospital.
This morning, the Busoga East Region police spokesperson, James Mubi identified six of the deceased accident victims as Ibrahim Waiswa, a resident of Bugweri, Afuwa Munaba, a resident of Budaka, Florence Kyazike of Luuka district, Umar Okwi, a resident of Iganga, Simon Lokutu and Godfrey Muhwesi, both from Bugiri district.
The survivors are Babra Nairuba, Slyvia Kampia, Robinah Mudondo, Ismael Maganda, and Joel Mawanda. Mubi said they have handed over the bodies of some of the deceased to their relatives.
“Some of the bodies have been handed over to the relatives but we are still screening them and making a follow up using the recovered phones and sim cards to try to search for the families of the deceased persons,” he said.
Issa Isabirye, a doctor attached to the causality ward at Iganga hospital told URN that three of the accident victims are out of danger and responding to treatment. He says two other victims have been referred to Jinja regional referral hospital for further management.