Eight Injured as Gaaga Bus Knocks Elephant Dead

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Gaaga Bus Knocks Elephant Dead

NWOYA- Eight people have been admitted to hospital in critical condition after a speeding Gaaga bus they were traveling in, knocked dead an elephant in the Murchison Falls National Park in North Eastern Uganda.

This nasty accident occurred on Wednesday night at about 11:40pm in a location called Got Apwoyo Sub-county in Nwoya District, Northern Uganda.

The accident happened a few metres from Pakwach Bridge on the Karuma- Pakwach Highway.

The elephant which was crossing the Karuma-Pakwach highway from Murchison Falls National Park was knocked dead by a speeding bus that belong to Gaga Bus.

Gaaga Bus Kills Elephant

Several People Injured

Mr. Twaha Karim, the bus driver, was among the people who were injured and rushed to Arua Hospital and Pakwach Hospital.

The others who were injured are Ismail Ramadhan, Aweka Sandra, David Tibito and Dr Christine Mpora. The other passengers include Derrick Rwothongeyo, Muhammad Ssegirinya and Oroma Francisca. They were all rushed to health facilities in Nwoya and Pakwach for treatment.

Aswa River region police spokesperson ASP Patrick Jimmy Okema said that other passengers aboard the bus continued with their journey on a rescue bus that was sent by the company.

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