At least 20 people have died while several others were critically injured in a Link Bus Accident in Fort Portal Uganda police traffic department has confirmed.
The accident occurred on Wednesday at Sebitoli along the Fort Portal-Kampala Highway.
Faridah Nampiima the Traffic Police Spokesperson says 13of the 20 were adults while 7 were minors.
According to Nampiima, the identities of the dead are yet to be established.
Eyewitnesses working in tea plantations at Sebitoli say the Link bus registration number UBA 003S which was heading to Kampala from Bundibugyo swayed off the road and overturned several times.
They add that the front tyre of the bus burst and moments later they saw the bus knocking down the rail guards and tea shed before overturning several times.
Moments after the accident, Ambulances from the Kabarole District Health Department, the police, and trucks from the Mountain Brigade at Muhooti evacuated the injured to Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital.
The number of injured persons is still unknown, but investigations are underway.