Two killed in Modern Coast Bus accident

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By Agencies

Two people have been confirmed dead following a bus accident at Kyanamira Trading Centre on the Kabale-Mbarara Highway, about four kilometres from Kabale town.

One other person sustained injuries.

The deceased were identified as Avitas Akampurira and Wilbrod Barugahare, both residents of Bugandara Cell in Kyanamira Sub-county Kabale District. The injured person has been identified as  Ruth Uwera, a Rwandan national and student of St Lawrence University, Kampala.

The Modern Coast Bus Company bus was heading to Kampala from Kigali, Rwanda.

Initial reports indicate that the accident occurred when deceased who were travelling on a motorcycle from Karubanda,  randomly joined the road.

Kigezi Region Police spokesperson Elly Maate says the bus driver who reportedly tried not to knock the motorcyclists lost control of the bus which overturned metres away from the road.

He said police are hunting for the driver who is on the run.

Ms Maxim Atuheire, one of the eyewitnesses says that the deceased persons were reportedly drunk.

The passengers who were not hurt proceeded to Kampala while the injured person is receiving medical attention at Rugarama Hospital.