Several pupils injured as school bus collides with truck

Friday July 12 2019

Good Samaritans attend to the

Good Samaritans attend to the injured children at the accident scene. Photo by Eve Muganga 

By Eve Muganga

ENTEBBE- Several pupils of St Agnes Primary School in Entebbe Municipality, Wakiso District have Friday been injured in a road accident that involved a bus they were travelling in, and a semi-truck.

The school bus was heading to Lugogo, Kampala city, some 45 kilometres away, where the children were scheduled to compete in the Inter Schools Cricket and Wood Ball Games.

However, at Victoria Mall, in Entebbe town, the bus collided with a truck that was coming from the opposite direction. The truck belongs to Movit Company Limited, a beauty products firm.  

According to witnesses, the driver of the truck suddenly made a U-turn at the junction and knocked the school bus, which rolled over.  

Several pupils sustained injuries and were rushed to the nearby Entebbe Grade B Referral Hospital, in Entebbe town and Emmanuel Hospital in Katabi.

Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Mr Patrick Onyango said they are investigating the incident.

People rush to the bus that rolled over to

People rush to the bus that rolled over to rescue the trapped children. Photo by Eve Muganga.

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