Explosion on bus kills 2 in central Uganda

Investigators work at the scene following an explosion on a bus in Lungala, Mpigi District, central Uganda, on October. 25, 2021. /Xinhua

Two people were killed on Monday in the central Ugandan district of Mpigi after an explosion on a bus traveling from the capital Kampala to the western district of Bushenyi, a police spokesperson said.

Faridah Nampiima, a traffic police spokesperson, told Xinhua by telephone that the two people died on the spot while several others were injured.

“We don’t know the cause of the explosion but it happened at 5 p.m. local time. The bus was traveling from the capital Kampala toward the western region,” Nampiima said.

“Our teams are on the scene of the explosion investigating the cause of the incident,” Nampiima added.

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said in a statement that a team of bomb experts has been dispatched to the bus explosion scene.

“The scene has been cordoned off pending a thorough assessment and investigation by the bomb experts,” the statement said.

Ugandan police have confirmed that there was a bomb blast in the capital Kampala on Saturday, leaving two people dead and others injured.

Police on Monday urged the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious characters.