The accident happened after an overloaded white Fuso lorry registration number UAU 206Y carrying at least 40 traders overturned after its breaks failed.
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Two traders have been killed in an accident. The accident occurred on Wednesday evening near Pager
Bridge in Pader Division, Kitgum Municipality.
The deceased were identified as Josephine Aciro, 35 and Joe Ocan, 38.
The accident happened after an overloaded white Fuso lorry
registration number UAU 206Y carrying at least 40 traders overturned after its breaks failed. The traders were returning from a public market
in Paluda, Palabek Ogili in Lamwo district.
Several traders sustained broken limbs and were rushed to St.
Joseph’s hospital in Kitgum.
The Aswa River Police Spokesman, Jimmy Patrick Okema says police
are making further inquiries to establish the
cause of the accident.
Okema disclosed that Philip Wokorach, 35, the driver of the Fuso
Lorry and a resident of East Ward B, Pandwong Division in Kitgum municipality
has been arrested.
According to eyewitnesses Wokorach was over speeding.
The accident becomes the third fatal accident involving members of
the Kitgum Owino Market Vendors.
In 2015, an open truck carrying market vendors
and their merchandise overturned in Namukora sub-county,
65km East of Kitgum town killing three traders.
In 2018, over 20 traders broke their limbs after the truck they
were traveling in overturned at Corner
Alango, an outskirt of Kitgum municipality along Kitgum – Gulu highway.
Ochola's journalism career begun from Radio King 90.2 FM in Gulu around 2009, and Radio Rupiny 95.7 Fm under Vision Group in 2012. He also reported for Mighty Fire 91.5 Fm, Kitgum in 2015 before joining Wizarts Foundation in 2017.
He has been reporting for Uganda Radio Network (URN) since 2017 before being posted as Bureau Chief Kitgum, and latr Gulu between 2018 - 2021. Currently, he reports from Parliament.