A bus carrying the National Football team, Uganda Cranes, has been involved in an accident at Jami,a Kamonkoli in the Eastern district of...
A bus carrying the National Football team, Uganda Cranes, has been involved in an accident at Jami,a Kamonkoli in the Eastern district of Budaka.
All the team players and the administrators who were on their way to Kampala from meeting President Yoweri Museveni in Soroti are safe. Initial report indicate eight people who were in a taxi that the bus rammed into are dead.
The bus lost control after one of its rear tyres bust. As the driver writhed with it, he rammed into a taxi. Five people have been confirmed dead and a number of Cranes players injured as the bus they were travelling in from Soroti was involved in an accident at Kamonkoli, Budaka this afternoon.
The accident happened as the national team player s and FUFA officials were returning from Soroti, where they had just met President Museveni, he had congratulated them on winning the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in Addis on Saturday. Uganda Cranes beat Rwanda 1-0 in the CECAFA Final on Saturday.
“Five people died on the spot and the rest were rushed to Mbale Hospital in critical situation. We are at the scene trying to analyse what actually happened but it was a terrible accident,” said the Budaka OC CID, SP George Ngaruye, when contacted for comment.