One person died and sixteen others injured when a bus they were travelling in hit a hippopotamus near Pakwach Bridge in Nwoya District. The accident occurred on Saturday at 11 pm.
The deceased a female whose identity is yet to be established died on the spot.
The bus registration number UBG 001C belonging to St. James School of Comprehensive Nursing and Midwifery in Aleptong district was returning from Bileafe Sub County in Terego Arua district.
It was carrying 70 people from Aleptong who had gone for a traditional marriage ceremony in Bileafe Sub County Terego County in Arua district.
Josephine Angucia , the West Nile Police Spokesperson says that the driver of the bus who was over speeding hit the hippopotamus as it crossed the road to the side of River Nile from Para drainage channel forcing the bus to overturn.
She says that six critically injured passengers were rushed to Angal hospital where they are receiving treatment while the others have been admitted at Pakwach health centre IV.