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Bus belonging to Link services catches fire in Kampala


Bus belonging to Link services catches fire in Kampala

Officers at Natete Police station have this evening registered and responded to a fire outbreak.

The incident involved a Motor Vehicle Reg. No UBD 269A Scania belonging to Link Bus Services. It happened at about 10 pm tonight.

According to Luke Owoyesigyire the PRO KMP, the police fire prevention and rescue services officers responded on time but fortunately, the fire had been extinguished by other first responders using a nearby fire extinguisher, water and Sand.

The bus was travelling from Kasese to Kampala when it caught fire at Wakaliga traffic lights. The exact cause of the fire has not been established, but Owoyesigyire says preliminary investigations have attributed it to a short circuit in one of the headlamps.

“We did not register any injuries or deaths and neither did the passengers lose any of their items from the bus,” he added.

The fire prevention and rescue services have however noted that the bus had no fire extinguisher of its own.

“We advise all passengers and bus operators to have the fire extinguishers in place in case of a fire emergency.”

The incident comes just a week after 21 people perished in another accident registered by the same company. However, investigators ruled out any mechanical issues but instead blames the accident on the driver, who was allegedly speaking on the phone and overspeeding, causing him to lose control. Unfortunately, the same driver, commonly known as Big Daddy, is reported to have perished in the same accident.

Sarah K. Biryomumaisho is a Multimedia journalist (Broadcast & Writing) with 11 years of experience. She holds a Diploma in Business Administration from Makerere Business Institute and a Certificate in Media Management from Women in News. She completed a Course in Wikimedia in 2020, making her one of the very few Wikipedia Editors in the country. She also has a certificate in Gender Justice Reporting from The International Women's Media Foundation, IWMF. She has worked with a number of media houses including 6 Radio stations, most recently Galaxy fm 100.2 & Radio 4. She has worked with Andariya Magazine as a writer. Sarah worked as a Digital Communications consultant for the newly revived Uganda Airlines and is also a Digital enthusiast. She owns a Media Organization called TheUgPost that publishes in Uganda and has a global reach. Twitter;

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