Oscar Gregg Ageca, the East Kyoga Regional Police Spokesman, says that the bodies of the 12 other victims were identified by relatives and conveyed to Mbale Regional Referral Hospital on Monday evening for postmortem.
Oscar Gregg Ageca, the East Kyoga Region Police Spokesman, says that most of the victims died due to suffocation from the Taplin that was covering the Fuso truck registration number UBA 670V they were traveling aboard.
Although the identities of the deceased traders have not yet been identified, our reporter says that 12 people died on the spot and another died at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital where they were rushed for treatment. Among the dead are seven women and six men.
Last month, Joseph Oriokot, a resident of Akuya village in Odepe parish was attacked and killed in cold blood by unknown assailants using machetes. His decomposing body was discovered at the swamp between Aduuka and Ometai after three days.