21 die in bus and truck collision in Uganda

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Posted: Oct 24, 2010 12:20 PM
21 die in bus and truck collision in Uganda

Police say that 21 people have died after a bus collided with a truck carrying fuel in northern Uganda.

Nwoya district police commander Moses Okello said Sunday that the accident took place in his district nearly 186 miles (300 kilometers) from Kampala. He said that 17 people died at the sight of the accident, four died in the hospital and 12 have been admitted to the Nwoya hospital in serious condition.

Okello said that the accident was caused by poor visibility and speeding as the bus headed to Kampala.

Road accidents are common in Uganda. Each year more than 2,000 people die in road accidents in Uganda, according to police.