37 survive bus fire along Masaka road

The traffic police Public relations officer ASP Faridah Nampiima has revealed that 37 Passengers who were traveling on a gateway bus that caught fire along Masaka road on Tuesday are safe.

“A Gateway bus, registration number, UAU 926U, that was traveling from Kampala to Kabale, had a malfunction at Kampiringisa, along the Kampala-Masaka highway, that caused a fire from the rear wheels” Nampiima noted.

“The driver had been earlier warned about smoke from the rear but pulled over after the fire had spread. All the 37 passengers on board are safe and managed to exit the bus before it was entirely engulfed by the fire” she added.

Ms Nampiima said investigations are underway to determine the actual cause of the malfunction.

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