4 killed, 35 injured in Zombo road accident

Four people have died and 35 others critically injured after the vehicle they were travelling in overturned along the Zombo-Nebbi road.  

The accident which occurred on Sunday evening involved a lorry that was carrying over 50 people who were returning to Lira district from a traditional marriage in Zombo.

Police have identified the dead as Patrick Atala Ojede of Alutkot, Geoffrey Opio Olwol of Amwak village, Margaret Agweng of Atop village all in Loro, Oyam district and one unidentified lady from Nebbi district, who had boarded the truck and was meant to disembark from Pakwach.  

According to some witnesses, the lorry whose registration details have not been revealed by the police of Nebbi overturned at Jukia Hills - 2 kilometres from Nebbi town on Nebbi-Paidha road.

Nebbi resident district commissioner (RDC) Robert Abak confirmed the death of the four and said a helicopter will pick the critically injured and take them for treatment at Lira referral hospital. 

Abak added that five of those injured have been already been referred to Arua hospital, while 17 are admitted at Nebbi hospital and 10 at Atapara hospital.     
Police in Nebbi has launched investigations into the incident. In 2019, a vehicle carrying people for a marriage ceremony in Terego also overturned shortly after Pakwach bridge and killed at least four people. 

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