Makome Bus Accident: Here’s What You Didn’t Know

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Bus involved in Makome Bus Accident

The Makome bus accident on February 13 resulted in injuries to 16 individuals. The bus accident occurred at around 5 AM near Katulikire, Bweyale along Kampala-Gulu highway in Kiryandongo district.

The Makome bus, bearing registration number UAR 339/M, was traveling from Kampala to Gulu with approximately 55 passengers on board when the incident occurred.

What is the Cause of the Makome Bus Accident?

According to the Spokesperson of the Albertine Region Police, SP. Kiiza Grace Allan, the cause of the Makome bus accident is loss of control while speeding.

According to the initial investigation, the bus was at a significant speed when the driver lost control of the bus, causing it to overturn multiple times.

The driver of the bus ran away after the incident and is yet to be traced.

The disappearance of the driver involved in the Makome Bus Accident has raised concerns and spurred intensified efforts to locate them.

Albertine Region Police are also investigating factors such as road conditions, vehicle maintenance, and driver behavior to gain a comprehensive understanding of the circumstances surrounding the accident.

Casualties of the Makome Bus Accident

Bus involved in Makome Bus Accident

There has been a significant number of casualties in the Makome bus accident, with 16 passengers sustaining injuries.

Fortunately, there were no deaths in the Makome bus accident.

The Albertine Region Police has identified the injured victims. Among them are:

  • Robert Sali, a 26-year-old resident of Kisasi Kampala.
  • Bosco Ocen, a 44-year-old male from the city of Gulu.
  • Paul Omara, aged 31, residing in Kanyangonga-B, Gulu.
  • Stella Adoti, 28 years old, resident of Wembley Kireka Kampala.
  • Banard Opio, a 21-year-old from Pece.
  • Margret Akull, aged 49, originally from Sudan and currently residing in Gulu.
  • Jackline Lanyero, 36 years old, residing in Badege, Gulu.
  • Harron Obira, a 21-year-old student from Busoga but living in Bulenga, Wakiso District.
  • Rashidah Kasana, 38 years old, residing in Gulu.
  • Stella Acayo, aged 36.
  • Simondo Izaruku, 28 years old.
  • Alex Lawoko.
  • Molly Akech, 27 years old.
  • Beatrice Acayo, 53 years old.
  • David Hiriye, 45 years old.
  • Robinson Namuwanjja, 33 years old, residing in Kireka Kampala.

All the injured individuals are currently receiving treatment at Kiryandongo Hospital.

Search for Driver in Makome Bus Accident Intensified

The Albertine Region Police have escalated their endeavors to locate and apprehend the driver who absconded from the scene of the Makome bus accident.

The identity of the driver remains undisclosed, prompting a vigorous pursuit to establish their involvement in the incident and enforce accountability.

Authorities are leveraging various resources, including surveillance footage and witness accounts, in their concerted efforts to track down the individual who fled.

Furthermore, the ongoing investigation into the accident’s cause is eagerly anticipated. Law enforcement personnel are meticulously gathering evidence and conducting interviews to unravel the series of events leading up to the unfortunate occurrence.

Musician Man CJ Among Victims of Makome Bus Accident

Renowned Musician Man CJ Among Casualties of Makome Bus Accident

Among other casualties of the Makome bus accident was Renowned musician Okello Julius alias Man CJ.

Okello Julius, as he is formally known, was traveling from Kampala to Gulu on the midnight bus when the incident occurred.

Currently, he is receiving medical treatment at Victory Hospital in Gulu City as he continues his recovery.

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