Over 19 Dead, Others Injured In Gulu Highway Roblyn Bus Accident

Over 19 Dead, Others Injured In Gulu Highway Roblyn Bus Accident

By Uganda Online Media

The North Kyoga police spokesperson, Jimmy Patrick Okema has confirmed that the death toll of people who died in the midnight accident along the Kampala-Gulu highway has risen to 19.

According to Okema, three more people have succumbed to injuries after being rushed to hospital in critical condition to see the death toll rise from 16 to 19.

“Three more accident victims admitted at Atapara hospital have succumbed to injuries sustained,” Okema said on Friday afternoon.

The midnight accident saw a bus belonging to Roblyn bus company travelling from Kampala to Gulu ram into a stationary trailer that was offloading cassava at Adebe trading centre near corner Kamdini.

According to police, 21 passengers are now fighting for their lives in the hospital.

He named  Akello Mary Lucy 44 year old from Kitgum, Auma Rose 47 years old from Kitgum, Oyo Francis 38-year-old from Lamwo, Akanya Caroline 30 yrs old from Kitgum, Alimo Nancy 20-year-old from Kitgum, Oluka Morris 28 years old from Gulu, Acele Denis 43 year old from Kitgum, Okwera David 35-year-old from Kitgum, Okecha Patrick 36-year-old from Zombo, Anyway Benson 55-year-old from Pader, Akello Flavia 32-year-old from Kitgum, Odur Albert 43-year-old from Gulu.

Others include; Acaye Joseph 30-year-old from Gulu, Ayaa Beatrice 30-year-old from Kitgum, Agwech Kevin 34-year-old from Kitgum, Laker Christine 40-year-old from Kitgum, Nafuna Rehema Sarah 27-year-old from Mukono and Acen Proscivia 24-year-old from Kitgum.

Okema said the identities of three other accident victims are not yet known since they are not able to speak.

“We pray for a speedy recovery for the injured and for souls of the departed ones to Rest in eternal peace,” Okema said.

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