2 Dead, 15 Injured as Bus Carrying Refugees overturns in Ibanda

A terrible accident has occurred Thursday morning in Ibanda district after a bus carrying a yet to be known number of refugees overturned along Ibanda-Mbarara road.

The eye witness says the accident occurred at Kirimirire ward, a few kilometers away from Ibanda Municipality town.

Police said 2 juveniles have died and 25 people have been injured. The injured were immediately rushed to Ruhoko Hospital in Ibanda, according to police.

The bus after overturning

The refugees on board were heading to Rwamwanja settlement camp in Kamwenge district. They were from Kisoro district, and they were travelling in 10 buses.

Of recent, several Congolese have fled their country due to increased civil conflicts in the  the north-eastern province of Ituri in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Uganda has since received thousands.

A scene from the accident


Police said the driver of Baby Coach registration number UAR 296J lost control and the car overturned.

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