20 killed as bus plunges into river in Uganda

August 27th, 2008 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS  

Kampala, Aug 27 (DPA) At least 20 people were killed and 13 injured when a bus plunged into the swollen waters of a river in northern Uganda, the police said Wednesday.The bus, which was carrying 35 passengers, swerved off a bridge over the Aswa River, north of the region’s main town of Gulu, Tuesday night.

“The bus was loaded with people when it fell into the river,” police spokesman Samson Lubega told DPA.

“Thirteen people escaped with injuries. Others died and some of the bodies are in the wreckage, which is still under water,” Lubega added.

The cause of the accident was still unknown.

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