19 perish in nasty accident along Kampala-Gulu Highway
At least 19 people have been confirmed dead following a late night accident that occurred at Kamdini along the Kampala- Gulu highway in Apac district.
In a police statement released by Patrick Jimmy Okema, the North Kyoga police spokesperson, the accident involved a Roblyn Bus REG No. UAT 259P which rammed into a stationary trailer REG No. UAZ 381A/UBD 318C at Adebe trading center just 1km to Kamdini check point as it was moving from Kampala to Gulu.
Okema revealed in the same statement that 11 people died on spot, while 8 others died from Atapara Hospital where they had been rushed for medical care and some of the victims remain in critical condition at the Hospital.
Okema added that the deceased are yet to be identified and their bodies have been conveyed to Anyeke Health IV for postmortem examination.
Okema further noted that the cause of the accident is yet to be established but preliminary findings indicate wrong parking by the trailer driver with no warning signs.