Connect with us

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 seasoned multimedia Award Winning journalist with 11 years of experience in broadcast and writing. She is recognized for her expertise in the field and holds a Diploma in Business Administration from Makerere Business Institute, which has equipped her with a strong foundation in business principles. Sarah's commitment to professional development is evident through her continuous pursuit of knowledge and skills. She has obtained a Certificate in Media Management from Women in News, an esteemed organization dedicated to empowering women in the media industry. In 2020, she successfully completed a Course in Wikimedia, demonstrating her proficiency as one of the few Wikipedia Editors in the country. To further enhance her reporting capabilities, Sarah has also acquired a certificate in Gender Justice Reporting from The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF). This specialized training has equipped her with a deeper understanding of gender-related issues and their portrayal in the media. Throughout her career, Sarah has contributed her talent to various media houses, including six radio stations, where she has showcased her versatility and adaptability. Her most recent engagements include Galaxy FM 100.2 and Radio 4. Additionally, she has served as a writer for Andariya Magazine, further demonstrating her ability to excel in different mediums. Sarah's expertise extends beyond journalism. She has worked as a Digital Communications consultant for the revitalized Uganda Airlines, leveraging her skills to effectively communicate the airline's message in the digital sphere. Her passion for digital media and technology makes her a valuable asset in the evolving landscape of communication. In her entrepreneurial pursuits, Sarah is the proud owner of TheUgPost, a renowned media organization with a strong presence in Uganda and a global reach. Through this platform, she continues to make a significant impact by providing reliable and engaging content to a wide audience. Sarah won the Top Environmental Journalist Award 2023 from Uganda Biodiversity Fund. Twitter;

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Crime


Advertisement Enter ad code here
To Top