One person died and sixteen others injured when a bus they were
travelling in hit a hippopotamus near Pakwach Bridge in Nwoya District. The accident occurred on
Saturday at 11 pm.
The deceased a female whose identity is yet to be established died
on the spot.
The bus registration number UBG 001C belonging to St. James School
of Comprehensive Nursing and Midwifery in Aleptong district was returning from Bileafe Sub County in
Terego Arua district.
It was carrying 70 people from Aleptong who had gone for a
traditional marriage ceremony in Bileafe Sub County Terego County in Arua district.
Josephine Angucia , the West Nile Police Spokesperson says that the driver of the bus who was over speeding hit the hippopotamus as it crossed the road to the side of River Nile from Para
drainage channel forcing the bus to overturn.
She says that six critically injured passengers were rushed to
Angal hospital where they are receiving treatment while the others have been
admitted at Pakwach health centre IV.