Verbatim: Police issues statement on Mpigi bus attack

Several other people have been injured and rushed to nearby health facilities.

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The Uganda police through spokesperson Fred Enanga has confirmed the death of two people in an explosion that happened in a bus on Monday evening.

The bus affected belogs to Swift Safaris Bus company under registration number UAU 989T, at around 5pm . It was traveling from Kampala to Bushenyi.

Several other people have been injured and rushed to nearby health facilities.

The attack is the second in under three days that Uganda has faced.

The first took place on Saturday night in Komamboga a Kampala suburb in one person was confirmed dead and others injured.

Verbatim:

A team of bomb experts has been dispatched to Lungala, along the Kampala-Masaka highway, after a deadly explosion occurred on a bus belonging to Swift Safaris Bus company under registration number UAU 989T, at around 5pm . The bus was traveling from Kampala to Bushenyi.

So far two people have been confirmed dead and several other victims including injured persons being evacuated from the scene.
The explosion comes three days after the bomb attack in Komamboga.

The scene has been cordoned off pending a thorough assessment and investigation by the bomb experts.
We shall periodically give updates surrounding the incident.

CP Enanga Fred
Police Spokesperson
25th October 2021.

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