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Three Dead, Eight Injured in Kumi Accident

The accident happened on Friday morning at Kumi- Apata near Kumi Municipality. It involved a Fuso Lorry registration number UBE 489W, Mitsubishi white in colour which was carrying livestock, rammed into a stationary trailer, UAQ 925N/UAL 834X.
Fuso Lorry lying across the road.

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Three cattle traders have been killed and eight others critically injured in an accident along the Soroti- Mbale Road. 

The accident happened at Kumi- Apata near Kumi Municipality on Friday morning. It involved a Fuso Lorry registration number UBE 489W, Mitsubishi white in colour which was carrying livestock, rammed into a trailer, UAQ 925N/UAL 834X. 

Michael Odongo, the Police Spokesman for East Kyoga says the Fuso lorry which was carrying cows, goats and sheep was heading to Mbale.

According to Odongo, the driver of the Fuso Lorry lost control and overturned after knocking the trailer that was parked on the roadside. 

He says the injured have been taken to Ongino Hospital for treatment. Odongo says that they are yet to ascertain the exact number of cattle keepers who were travelling Fuso Lorry. 

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Movement of cattle is restricted only at day time. However, Odongo told URN that the traders didn’t pass through the police checkpoint in Awoja. He urged traders to follow the law to avoid accidents at night. 

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At least three accidents involving cattle traders have been recorded in Teso sub-region this month.