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Bus crashes into a tea estate in Fort Portal, Uganda

Twenty people are killed when a bus crashes into a tea estate in Fort Portal, Uganda.

Police said at least seven of the victims in the Wednesday morning accident are minors. There was no immediate information on what caused the accident, among the deadliest in Uganda in recent years.

The bus was traveling from the city of Fort Portal to the Ugandan capital, Kampala.

Photos from the scene shared on social media showed responders trying to rescue survivors from the mangled wreckage.

Deadly motor accidents are frequent in Uganda, where roads and highways are narrow and often littered with potholes. Head-on collisions involving heavy vehicles are common.

The Minister of Works and Transport, General Katumba Wamala, has suspended with immediate effect operations of Link Bus Service Company following repeated reports of accidents involving its buses in various parts of the country.

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