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At least 20 perish in Uganda bus accident

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[The accident scene in Uganda where 20 passengers perished. Photo/Courtesy/Daily Monitor/May, 04, 2022].

Ugandan police say 20 people have been killed after a passenger bus crashed into a tea estate off a highway in western Uganda.

Police said at least seven of the victims are minors.

There was no immediate information on the cause of the deadliest accident in Uganda in recent years.

The bus was travelling from the city of Fort Portal to the Ugandan capital, Kampala before the Wednesday Kabarole District, western Uganda morning grisly road accident.

Photos from the scene that traversed on social media showed responders trying to rescue survivors from the garbled wreckage with bodied lying beside the road.

Deadly road accidents have become rampant, where narrow roads and highways are littered with potholes.

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Traffic police Spokesperson, Faridah Nampiima said so far 20 people have been confirmed dead, out of whom 13 are adults while seven are juveniles. Out of the 20, eleven are males and nine are females.

The accident happened at around 10:30 am at Sebitoli, two kilometres from Fort Portal City.

Several ambulances were seen evacuating the injured to Buhinga hospital and Fort Portal regional referral hospital as family members crowded the accident scene in an attempt to establish the statuses of their relatives.

The deceased were taken to various morgues as Ugandan police launched an in-depth investigation into the accident.