Twenty-two people have been confirmed dead in the tragic accident which happened in Kiryandongo district along the Kampala-Gulu highway last evening.
The accident happened in Nanda village, some 12 kilometres from Karuma Township in Nyamasha parish, Mutunda sub-county, Kiryandongo district.
The accident involved a Gaaga bus registration number UAK 562L and a cargo lorry registration number UAT 088J /UAT 321M while the third vehicle was a tractor registration number UAU 872M.
The bus traveling from Lira district to Kampala hit the tractor from its rear before it rolled and collided with an oncoming cargo lorry transporting crates of beer.
Nineteen of those killed died on spot while three succumbed to injuries from Kiryandongo hospital where they had been rushed for treatment. Identities of the deceased are yet to be ascertained but only three were women.
Fifteen people were injured in the accident which happened at about 8pm and disrupted traffic on the highway for three hours.
ASP Julius Allan Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson says investigations indicates that the accident resulted from the tractor traveling without lights and over speeding.