Uganda ends mourning for 48 dead in accident
Written by: Administrator
Tuesday, May 29th, 2018, 2:02
Ugandan leader, President Yoweri Museveni declared three days of national mourning for at least 48 claimed by the bus crash last Friday night, a sad period ending today.
Local police said 22 died in one of the deadliest accident in recent years in the country a number which is far below the records of the Red Cross, which put the toll at 48. Fourteen people reportedly survived with fatal injuries.
It occurred at Kiryandongo along the Kampala-Gulu Highway, north of the capital, Kampala.
“On directive of HE President Museveni, government is declaring three days of National Mourning,” starting on Sunday,” Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda said in a statement.
Initial investigations “point to speeding and vehicles in faulty mechanical conditions as the cause of the accident,” the statement added.
During the three days flags in Uganda have been flying at half-staff to mourn the victims.
The government pledged to give SHS5m to the families of the deceased and three million to each of the injured.