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.
According to the family and the Police in Amuria, the minister met all the costs of Okurut’s transportation and medication while at Butabika Hospital. Beatrice Akol, the mother of Okurut, says that her son’s mental condition started 12 years ago after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Education, ICT from Makerere University.
In his campaign trail in Amuria and Katakwi districts, Mao canvassed for votes for DP flag bearers in Abiya and Kuju Sub Counties. According to Mao, his approach is to strengthen structures at lower levels to enable the party grow to cause change.
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.
Cattle, food stuffs and agricultural inputs are the major items sold in Onyam- Igurok Cattle Market. Traders and locals involved in the business trek distances on foot and bicycles to trade in the market that opens as early as 5:30 am and closes around noon.
Except for Kenneth Odeke Ongwech who hails from Kaberamaido, all the other casualties are residents of Kampala. They include David Yiga, David Kabuyo, Wasoyi Azisafu, Emma Mukiza, Alex Ogola, Davis Mugerwa and Fahati Mutebi.