20 reported dead in Kapchorwa bus accident

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The scene of the accident

At least 20 people are reported to have died in bus accident that happened in Kapchorwa district Tuesday evening.

The accident, according to reports, happened at Sipi Corner along Kapchorwa – Sironko road when a bus believed to be carrying students veered off the road and fell in a ditch.

Sipi Regional Police spokesperson, Rogers Taitika, told Daily Monitor that the bus overturned several times at about 6:20pm.

He said police are still retrieving bodies from the wreckage.

The bus registration number UG 2833/E belonging to Kiryandongo Technical Institute was coming from Sipi Falls and heading to Mbale.

It was carrying staff of National Cooperate Business-Link of USA, an NGO based in Kiryandongo, who were from a tour in Kapchorwa.

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