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Two Kitgum Traders Killed in Accident

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.      

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