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Two dead, eight injured in Busia road accident

Two people lost their lives while eight others were injured, Friday afternoon, following a grisly road accident involving a bus and a trailer.

The accident happened at Mundika area in Busia County after the Mombasa-bound bus, christened Tahmeed, collided head on with the trailer which was headed in the opposite direction.

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The accident involved a Tahmeed bus enroute to Mombasa and a trailer heading to Uganda.
Photo by Selyne Wamala

The dead included the driver of the trailer and his co-driver.

The accident happened at Mundika area in Busia.
Photo by Selyne Wamala

The bus had picked the passengers in Busia with the rest set to be picked from different terminuses on its way to its destination.

Emergency teams responded to the incident promptly with their efforts hampered by strong flames that were consuming the ill-fated bus that exploded on impact.

Rescue teams received accolades for their quick response to save lives.
Photo by Selyne Wamala

Busia county secretary Oscar Juma commended the rescue team for their quick response to save lives.

Confirming the incident, Busia County referral hospital acting medical superintendent Dr.Emmah Namulala said the eight survivors received from the accident scene are now stable.

           

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