Nasty accident claims over 15 lives on Kampala-Gulu highway

Jan 6, 2023 - 14:11
Nasty accident claims over 15 lives on Kampala-Gulu highway

KYOGA - SP Patrick Jimmy Okema the Public Relations Officer-North Kyoga says the Police in Kamdini today 6th January registered a nasty accident involving motor vehicle reg UAT 259P belonging to Roblyn bus company that was traveling from Kampala to Gulu when it rammed into a stationary trailer UAZ 381A/UBD 318C at around midnight, along Gulu-Kampala highway, killing 12 people on spot, while four died moments after reaching the Atapara Hospital.

It's alleged the trailer was loading at Adebe trading center just one kilometer to corner Kamdini checkpoint when the incident occurred. The identities of the deceased and the injured is yet to be established. Some of the victims remain in critical condition at Atapara Hospital where they are receiving treatment.

Bodies conveyed to Anyeke Health IV pending postmortem.

Cause of the accident is yet to be established but preliminary findings indicate wrong parking by the trailer driver with no warning signs. “It's a very unfortunate incident. We call for calm from members of the public. Our condolences to the bereaved families,” SP Okema added.

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