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28 dead in Sudan bus collision

At least 28 people have died in a bus collision in Southern Sudan, according to Ugandan police.

Northern Uganda police spokesman Johnson Kirama said two buses hit each other head on about 30 miles from Uganda's border in Southern Sudan.

He said 17 Ugandans and 11 Sudanese were among the dead, and more than 20 people were rushed to a hospital near the border.

Kirama said that the buses collided because the bus driving from Uganda to Southern Sudan was on the left side of the road, as is the law in Uganda, but in Southern Sudan, vehicles are to drive on the right side.

Police spokeswoman Judith Nabakooba said that Ugandan police officers rushed to the scene of the accident.

According to Ugandan police at least 2,000 people die from road accidents every year.


From Belfast Telegraph