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2018 Kiryandongo Bus Accident
Date 25th May, 2018
Time 8:00 pm
Country Uganda
Type of incident Collision between bus, truck, and tractor.[1]
Deaths 22[2]
Injuries 15

On 25 May 2018, a serious collision occurred between a bus, which was travelling from Lira to Kampala, and a tractor, in the Kiryandongo district of Uganda. The incident took place along the Lira-Kampala highway. At least 22 people, including four children were killed.[1][3] According to authorities, the crash occurred at around 8:00 pm in Nanda village, approximately 12 kilometers from Karuma, Kiryandongo District[4]

The commuter bus collided with the rear of the tractor; this impact subsequently caused the bus to careen and roll, resulting in a further collision with an oncoming articulated lorry, which was transporting crates of beer.[2]

The tractor, which was driving without lights,[2] despite the fact that it was night-time, was largely cited as the source of the accident.[1]

Aftermath[edit | edit source]

The government declared three days of mourning, and president Yoweri Museveni directed that the families of those who perished in the accident be compensated with USh 5,000,000 for each family and those who were critically injured would receive three million each[5][6]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Feingold, Spencer (26 May 2018). "At least 22 killed in Uganda bus crash". CNN. Retrieved 15 August 2018. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Uganda bus crash kills at least 22, including children". BBC. 26 May 2018. Retrieved 15 August 2018. 
  3. "Kiryandogo accident: Some of the dead identified". www.newvision.co.ug. Retrieved 13 August 2018. 
  4. "20 perish in Kiryandongo bus accident". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 14 August 2018. 
  5. "State House Delivers Shs110 Million to Kiryandongo Bus Accident Victims". Kampala Post. Retrieved 18 August 2018. 
  6. Wanambwa, Richard (28 May 2018). "Flags at half-mast for accident victims - Eagle Online". Eagle Online. Retrieved 18 August 2018. 

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