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One Dead, 8 Injured in Soroti Road Accident :: Uganda Radionetwork
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One Dead, 8 Injured in Soroti Road Accident

One person has died and eight others are nursing injuries following a motor accident along Soroti-Serere road.

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One person has died and eight others are nursing injuries following a motor accident along Soroti-Serere road.

The accident occurred at Oderai village in Soroti town on Wednesday evening following a head-on collusion involving a Fuso truck registration number UAW 137N and Tipper Lorry number UAL 421N.

The deceased has been identified as Sam Okabe, the Driver of the Fuso truck. He died at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital this morning where he was rushed with serious injuries following the accident.

Two of the other accident victims have been identified as Mustafa Okwalinga and Charles Malinga. The two were part of the people who were aboard the Fuso truck during the accident.

Michael Odongo, the East Kyoga Region Police Spokesperson, says statements from eye witnesses, show that Fuso rammed into the tipper before it overturned.

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Harriet Among, an eyewitness says the FUSO was speeding when the accident occurred. This is the third motor vehicle accident in Soroti district being registered this month.

In June, 2017, four people lost their lives in fatal motor accidents in the same district.

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