Bus Accident Claims Three in Alebtong

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David Ongom Mudong, the North Kyoga Police spokesperson, says the three children were riding on a boda boda motorcycle from Aloi in Alebtong district on the way to their respective schools when they were crashed by a bus registration number UAU 420 V belonging to Rock Transporters Company.

A Bus accident has claimed the lives of two children, a boda boda motorist and critically injured another child in Alebtong district. 

Police identifies the deceased children as Cissy Akello, a primary four pupil of Rima Primary School in Lira, her brother, Denis Odoch, a senior two student of Buluge Comprehensive Secondary School and Francis Angom, a boda boda motorist.

The injured is a three-and-half-year-old child at Rima Nursery School, a sibling of the two other children. The three are children of Charles Aogwok, a resident of Aloi in Alebtong district. The accident occurred at about 1:45pm in Angweta-angwet just in front of Rima primary school along the Lira -Soroti highway.

David Ongom Mudong, the North Kyoga Police spokesperson, says the three children were riding on a boda boda motorcycle from Aloi in Alebtong district on the way to their respective schools when they were crashed by a bus registration number UAU 420 V belonging to Rock Transporters Company.
 
According to Ongom, the accident occurred when the Gulu-bound bus veered off the road and knocked the victims. Preliminary police findings blame the accident on speeding on the part of the bus driver. The injured as well as the bodies of the deceased are at Lira Regional Referral hospital.  

Police also impounded the bus leaving more than 60 passengers on board stranded.

 

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Denis Olaka
Denis Olaka is the URN bureau chief for Lira, in northern Uganda. Apac and Otuke fall under his docket. Olaka has been a URN staff member since 2011.

Olaka started his journalism career in 2000 as a news reporter, anchor, and then editor for Radio Lira in Lira district. He was subsequently an editor with Lira's Radio Wa in 2004 and Gulu district's Mega FM.

He was also a freelance writer for the Daily Monitor and Red Pepper newspapers.

Olaka's journalism focuses on politics, health, agriculture and education. He does a lot of crime reporting too.