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Link Bus Company Suspended Following Nasty Road Accident

Ministry Of Works And Transport Suspends Link Bus Company Following Nasty Road Accident

Yesterday 4th May 2022 was one of the most gloomy days in Uganda, especially amongst road users after a nasty road accident that cost tens of lives and injured several others.

This has led to the Ministry of Works and Transport suspending Link Buses temporarily. A bus belonging to the company was one of the vehicles that perished in a catastrophic road accident.

This accident happened at Sebitoli along the Fort Portal-Kampala highway and it involved a Link bus that overturned several times. This led to the instant death of 20 people. Others were gravely injured.

According to eyewitnesses, the front tyre of the bus burst. And before they knew it, the bus was knocking down the guard rails tea shade as it overturned severally.

The State Minister for the Ministry of Works Hon Musa Ecweru has now announced the suspension. He revealed that this is to make sure that the buses are safe to be on the road.

Further, he said that government will hold discussions with bus managers to teach them how they have an obligation towards passengers.

The Minister added that the government is concerned about the number of accidents on the well-paved roads. They will therefore carry out an investigation to ascertain the problem.

And then introduce the necessary measures. He concluded by offering his sympathies to the victims and to the families of those who lost their lives.

Meanwhile, another accident happened in Budaka. This involved two taxis and a Toyota Raum. This also claimed 6 lives.

Police has blamed over-speeding and reckless driving as the major causes of these road accidents in the country.

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