KARUMA – Six people died and another 22 sustained serious injuries following a head-on collision involving two buses and a truck belonging to the UPDF near Karuma on the Kampala-Gulu road on Friday.
It is not immediately clear how the buses collided with the army truck.
The bus belonging to KK Bus company was heading to Koboko while the truck was heading to Kampala from Lira town.
It is not clear where the Nile Star Bus company was head.
The driver of the army truck died on spot while the driver of the KK Bus Company died later at Kiryandongo Hospital.
Accidents have been on the rise in recent months.
On September 15, eight people died and others were seriously injured after a bus belonging to Modern Coast collided with a trailer in Busowa Town Council in Bugiri District on the Jinja-Tororo highway.
Those killed were six passengers in the bus, and the driver and turn man of the trailer.
Four days earlier, seven people were killed after a bus belonging to Roblyn Coaches rammed into a stationary truck at Namayonjo village in Nakasongola District.
Acceding to Traffic Directorate spokesperson Charles Ssebambulidde, the bus was heading to Kampala from Kitgum when it encountered a stationary truck that had developed a technical problem, leading to the accident at around 1am.
Five people on August 27 died on spot following an accident involving a bus and a commuter taxi at Kyabadaaza on Masaka-Kampala highway. According to witnesses, the incident happened after a bus belonging to Global Coaches LTD on it’s way to Mbarara collided head-on with a taxi from Masaka.
The incident came nine days after 10 people are died in a road accident involving a commuter taxi and a bus at Busembatia on Tirinyi-Mbale Road on August 18. The accident occured after the bus belonging to YY Coaches LTD, which was heading to Mbale had a head-on collision with a commuter taxi. All the 10 passengers in the taxi are reported to have died on spot.