Four people have died while thirty-five others are critically injured
after the vehicle they were traveling in overturned along Zombo-Nebbi Road.
The accident which
occurred in the early evening hours of Sunday involved a lorry that was
carrying over 50 people who were returning to Lira district from a traditional marriage in Zombo.
Police has 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 to stop in
According to some
witnesses, the lorry whose registration details have not been revealed
police of Nebbi overturned at Jukia Hills 2 kilometers from Nebbi town
Nebbi-Paidha road. Robert Abak, the RDC
Nebbi district confirmed the death of the four and said a helicopter
will today pick the critically injured for treatment in Lira Referral
hospital. Abak added that five
of those injured have been referred to Arua hospital, while seventeen
admitted in Nebbi hospital and 10 are admitted at Atapara hospital
// Cue in; We lost four people…
//Cue out; those ones from Lango.…."//
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.