By Elly Karenzi
Two people have been confirmed dead while twenty five were rushed to hospital while in critical conditions today.
The Rwizi Traffic Officer, Justine Opus confirmed that Baby Coach Bus Reg. No. UAR 296 J Buses which was carrying Refugees from Kisoro district to Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement at around 10.30 am over turned along on Mbarara –Ibanda road at a place called Kirimirire near Ruhoko Trading center.
He said tha the driver who has tried to avoid knocking a Bodaboda rider, only for the Bus to overturn leaving two juveniles dead.
The dead were children aged between six and eight years.
Mr. Opus said the injured people were rushed to Ruhoko Health Center 1V and Ibanda Hospital while those in critical conditions were rushed to Mbarara referral hospital in the vehicles of UNHCR that have been escorting the refugees.
The bus which involved in accident was the last of ten buses which were carrying refugees from Kisoro to Rwamwanja.
However, according to police, the death toll is likely to rise.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website