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Over 100 Students Removed From Overloaded Truck

Traffic police officers in Adjumani district have on Tuesday morning impounded a truck which was carrying over 100 students of Alere Secondary School.
Traffic police officers in Adjumani district have on Tuesday morning impounded a truck which was carrying over 100 students of Alere Secondary School.

 

The overloaded Fuso lorry registration number UAT 916 T was en-route to Paridi stadium where the students were expected to take part in a football tournament.

 

The students were forced to walk to the stadium which is about three kilometers away from the town under strict police directive while the players and the teachers were allowed to be transported by the same truck to the stadium.

 

One of the teachers in the truck who preferred not to be named because he is not allowed to talk to the press said some of the students jumped in the moving truck without permission.

 

He told police that the truck was only meant to transport the players and the few teachers but not the excess students.

 

Nicolas Chiny-Aa, the officer in-charge of traffic at Adjumani police station said they have decided to trail and impound the overloaded truck after a tip off from a concerned person.

 

He said they have decided to caution the driver of the car and the teachers without preferring any charge on them including the the impounded truck.

 

Chiny-Aa urged head teachers and truck drivers to desist from overloading students especially during the ongoing football tournament.

 

Simon Ichaa, the head teacher of the school confirmed that, he was aware of the incident but declined to offer more details saying he was expecting for a briefing from some of the teacher who witnessed the event.

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