Three people have been confirmed dead and 35 others injured in a two-bus collision in Bukedea district.
ASP Faridah Nampiima, the Traffic Police Spokesperson, said the accident happened at around 9pm on Tuesday night.
The Isuzu bus Reg No UAR 293M belonging to Wanagon coaches collided with a Nissan bus Reg No UAH 781Z belonging to Gateway Bus Service.
The accident happened at Kachumbala village along Mbale-Soroti highway in Bukedea district.
The Gateway bus was travelling from Soroti side while the Wanagon bus was from Mbale side.
Two male adults died on spot while one female adult died on her way to Kumi orthopedic center.
The other 35 victims (20 male adults, 10 female adults, four male juveniles, and one female juvinile) were rushed to Mbale referral hospital and Kumi orthopedic center.
Preliminary findings indicate that the cause of the accident was by the Gateway Bus driver who tried to overtake in the corner hence knocking the an oncoming bus head-on.
“The hunt for the driver of the gateway bus, who is currently in the run is on,” she said.
Said Rashid, the Wanagon bus driver, was rushed to Mbale Referral Hospital for treatment.
“Inquiries at hand and more information will be shared in due course.”