Soroti – Lira highway: Five confirmed dead in fatal accident

Itunga ikany itigogongit eiraban loka apolis East Kyoga , Michael Odongo ebe apotu kotwakikisi nepenen. Felix Osujo

Five people have been confirmed dead while two others sustained grave injuries in a head-on-collision accident involving Fuso Truck and fuel Tanker along Soroti-Lira highway.

The accident happened last evening at around 1:450pm at Ongunai village in Katine sub-county, Soroti district.

Report indicates the driver of the fuso truck registration number UAY 033 G hit pothole and collided with a fuel tanker Astros Reg. No. ZC 5773/KBH 126X.

The fuso truck loaded with cement, tomatoes and onions was heading to Arua from Mbale, while the fuel tanker from South Sudan was enroute to Eldoret in Kenya.

Michael Odongo the police spokesperson, East Kyoga identified the deceased as Moses Golola, Ismael and Musa Nyenda who are residents of Mbale district while the other unidentified two are Somali nationals.

Their bodies are lying in Nakatunya mortuary in Soroti municipal council, while the injured are admitted at Soroti regional referral hospital.

Odongo blamed the accident on over speeding.

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