At least 50 killed in Uganda bus crash

March 28th, 2008 - 3:28 am ICT by admin  

Kampala, March 28 (DPA) At least 50 people were killed Thursday when a bus overturned on a highway in southwest Uganda and burst into flames, radio reports said. The bus was said to be speeding as it overturned while passing a trailer truck in Kingo village, near Masaka, 130 km from Kampala, Kampala-based Central Broadcasting Service (CBS) reported.

It quoted police spokeswomen Judith Nabakooba as saying that up to 30 more people who had been on the bus were taken to hospital with severe injuries.

Uganda loses scores of people in accidents on its under-policed roads every year in incidents blamed on speeding, over-loading and poor mechanical condition of vehicles.

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