Residents of Buseyi village in Nakalama sub-county Iganga district today rushed to rob money and property worth millions of money as a bus attached to YY coaches overturned this evening in their area.
Speaking to Elgon Fm One of the survivors, Victoria Nalubega said people who rushed to the scene searched the handbags and pockets of the survivors and the dead instead of offering help
A traumatized Nalubega also said the residents rushed to grabbing bags, shoes, phones, and watches from the helpless victims.she also recalls people rushing to open the boot to pick items as injured victims were screaming helplessly for help.
It should be recalled that over forty (40) people perished from an oil fire as they were stealing fuel from a tanker that had got involved in an accident in 2001 at Busesa in Iganga district.
Meanwhile, two people have died while 42 others were rushed to Iganga Hospital in critical condition after a YY bus they were traveling in lost control and overturned at Buseyi B village, Nakalama Sub County, three kilometers along the Iganga-Bugiri highway.
James Mubi the Busoga East Police Spokesman has told Elgon Fm on the phone that the accident occurred this evening at around 5:00 pm when the bus registration number UAQ 906T heading to Mbale from Kampala lost control after it tried to overtake a Fuso lorry unsuccessfully.
Mubi says the YY bus driver on seeing an oncoming trailer decided to get back to his lane. He says the bus, however, lost control and overturned. One of the dead has been identified as Sakiya Wanda, a resident of Budwale Sub County in Mbale District while another woman was not unidentified.
Mwanja Samson, a passenger who had earlier made a distress call on social media minutes before the accident.“I am traveling now but worried whether we get to our destination because the speed is alarming.”
Mubi has warned drivers against over speeding and taking extra care when overtaking.he also said the bus driver has been identified as Taban, and he has been arrested and detained at Iganga central police station