Uganda accident today -16 People have been killed when a passenger bus collided with a truck this Friday morning, Jan 6, 2023 on the Ugandan highway connecting the capital, Kampala, with the northern city of Gulu.
Police say 12 people died on the spot while four others died later in hospital. Several other passengers on the bus were injured.
The truck was said to be parked and loaded about one kilometer from Kamdini Corner – a popular checkpoint in the north of the country.
There have been alarming levels of road accidents in the country in recent weeks and especially during the festive season.
A traffic police report earlier this week revealed that 104 road accidents were recorded between 30 December and 1 January.
About 35 people were killed in these road accidents alone.
Road accidents have been a long-standing scourge in the country. Traffic police registered more than 4,000 accidents across Uganda in 2021, most of them fatal.