YY bus in another road accident, 10 DEAD , DOZEN INJURED

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The police in Namutumba District responded to a traffic head-on collision between a bus belonging to YY Coaches and Courier Services under registration number UAY 852F and commuter taxi, under registration number UAV 689X that occurred at around 6.40 pm, at Bukonte village, Located 5 kms from Namutumba and 25 kms from Iganga), along the Iganga-Namutumba Highway.



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The preliminary facts indicate that the driver to the taxi dangerously overtook another commuter taxi that was also heading towards Namutumba from Iganga.
The taxi crashed into the bus in the opposite lane, killing 9 passengers instantly, and injured 4 others critically.



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The accident also claimed the life of a cyclist, who succumbed to the injuries at a nearby clinic, and further injured two other victims on a bodaboda motorcycle under registration number UDS 126N.



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The bodies to the 10 deceased persons were transferred to Iganga Referral Hospital for post mortem examination as well as the 6 injured victim’s better treatment.
Police in a statement said, All the passengers in the bus had no injuries ‘ ‘efforts are already in place to track down the driver who is on the run, to help in our investigations.’’

This is the second accident involving a YY Coaches bus in less than a week.

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