Two people have died on the spot and 15 others including the driver critically injured after a vehicle they were travelling in crushed at Anyiribu trading center in Anyiribu Sub County Arua district this afternoon.
Two people were this afternoon killed on spot and 15 others critically injured when a vehicle they were traveling in crashed at Anyibiri trading center in Arua district. Eye witnesses say that the ill fated Fuso lorry of registration number UAH 591P lost control and veered off the road before crushing killing two of its occupants instantly.
The vehicle was ferrying traders from Arua to Panyimur Market in Nebbi district. Maxwell Ogwal, Nebbi District Police Commander attributes the accident to reckless driving yet the vehicle was in dangerous mechanical condition. He identifies the deceased as Jamila Angei and 34-year-old Rebecca Godwin. Ogwal says the driver of the ill fated truck Rashid Amin is in critical condition and is admitted at Nebbi hospital together with the injured passengers.
He expresses concern about the increased rate of accidents this month, attributing it to speeding and unqualified drivers. Ogwal explains that many of the drivers plying the Panyimur route carry forged driving permits from southern Sudan. He says much as preliminary investigations indicate that the accident was a result of speeding police is going to investigate it further because the driver might have been driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
This is not the first time traders going to Panyimur Market have been involved in accident this year. In August 17 traders who were parked together with their goods mainly fish from Panyimur crushed at Nyaravur trading center leaving several of them critically injured.
fatal accident leaves two dead in arua