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Police have since identified five of the deceased as Alphose Murara, the driver of Oxygen Bus, his Conductor David Omedo, Jacord Gakuru, the driver of Volcano Bus, Etiene Hakizimana, and Mustafah Ishingiro, both believed to be passengers.
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Police have named five of the six victims of the Friday morning bus collision accident along the Ntungamo-Kabale Highway. The six were killed when a Volcano Bus registration number RAD 798B destined for Kampala from Kigali-Rwanda collided with an Oxgen bus registration number KCU 054L destined for Kigali from Kenya's capital, Nairobi at Hakabira on top of Rwahi hill in Rwahi town council in Ntumgamo district 

Five of the deceased are Alphose Murara, the driver of Oxygen Bus, his Conductor David Omedo, Jacord Gakuru, the driver of Volcano Bus, Etiene Hakizimana, and Mustafah Ishingiro, both believed to be passengers.

The sixth victim is yet to be identified. Dr. Brian Mujuni Byaruhanga, in charge of ROTOM Medical Center Muhanga in Muhanga town council, says that they received 40 causalities after the incident. He says that six of the accident victims were in very critical condition while others are battling injuries on the head, arms legs, and other body parts.

According to Byaruhanga, one of the victims was transferred to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital while more than 30 others were referred to Itojo Hospital in Ntungamo district, Kabale regional referral, and Rugarama Hospital in Kabale district.                     

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Batesta Buregeya, one of the survivors, says that he boarded the Oxygen bus from Kigali where he had visited his parents, and was returning to his workplace in Masaka. He says that the driver of the Oxygen bus was in his lane when they were knocked by the Volcano Bus driver who was driving in the wrong lane.

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Yusuf Omar, another survivor said the incident suffocated his smooth journey from Kigali to Kampala.       

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Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi region police spokesperson, says that investigations into the accident are ongoing.   

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