Six people have been killed and several injured after a Kenyan and Rwandan bus collided head on along the Ntungamo-Kabale Highway in western Uganda, with authorities blaming bad weather.

The Thursday accident occurred at Hakabira on top of Rwahi hill in Rwahi town council, Ntumgamo District.Witnesses said that at around 4pm, the driver of Rwandan-registered Volcano bus changed lanes and crashed into the Kenyan-registered Oxygen bus.The Volcano bus had come from Kampala and was heading to Rwandan capital Kigali, while the Oxygen bus was travelling to Nairobi from Kigali.Kigezi regional police commander SSP Ibrahim Saiga said the morning fog could have impaired the drivers’ visibility, leading to the accident.

“Murara Alphonse, a Rwandan driver of the volcano bus, and Omido David, a Kenyan and the driver of the Oxygen bus both died on the spot,” the statement read in part.

Modern Coast confirmed that the bus was part of its flight and distanced itself from any blame in the accident.

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