Bus and beer truck crash kills 22 in Uganda

Twenty-two people have been killed after a speeding passenger bus struck a tractor and then a beer truck in Uganda.

A police spokesman said 14 others were injured in the crash Friday evening (local time) near Kiryandongo. BBC reports at least four children are among the dead.

Police are disputing a Uganda Red Cross statement that the crash killed more than 40.

Motor accidents frequently occur in the East African nation, where roads are often narrow and potholed. Thousands are killed every year.

Authorities blame many accidents on speeding or drunk drivers.

The police statement said "many road accidents are a result of avoidable human undertakings".

APTN / Newshub.