Today, Tuesday afternoon a bus belonging to Gateaway coaches caught fire and got burnt into flames.
This was on it’s way to Kabaale.
Many people quickly judged it to be a bomb blast but it wasn’t.
We’ve got to learn that the fire followed a malfunction with the bus’s brakes.
This happened at Kampiringisa along the Kampala- Masaka highway, where the bus sparked a fire from its rear.
The bus, registration number is UAU 926U.
According to ASP Faridah Nampiima, the spokesperson for the Police’s traffic directorate, the incident that happened on Tuesday afternoon saw passengers escape unhurt but all their luggage was burnt to ashes.
It is said that 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.
We’ll be bringing to you any developments within the story.