Kiryandongo Accident Death Toll Now at 23

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Jackson Agona, a Laboratory technician at Chems -Lab in Kampala is the latest passenger to die. This brings the death toll to 23.

The number of people who perished in the Gaagaa Bus accident on Friday is now at 23, following the death of a Laboratory technician Jackson Agona.

Agona is one of the seven survivors who were airlifted to Nsambya Hospital and had been in the Intensive Care Unit since Saturday, according to his brother Felix Ongom.

22 people died on the spot when the Kampala bound bus registration number UAK 562-L hit the rear of a tractor before colliding with an oncoming truck in Nanda village, 12 kilometres from Karuma Township in Mutunda Sub County.

Survivors still undergoing treatment at Nsambya Hospital include Gloria Akullo, Robson Santos Okello, Jackline Apio, Malcolm Kabunga, Anthony Lauryn Odwe and a 9-year old boy Nathan Mulangira. Others at Mulago are Majid Kintu, Ruth Martha, David Mutebi, Abdu Sempijja, Joel Wasswa and Simon Ojok.

On Monday, Lucy Nakyobe, the Statehouse Controller delivered a total three million Shillings to Agona's relatives. Nakyobe told the injured that it was in fulfilment of the president's promise to support them financially. After receiving the monies, the injured or their caregivers signed an acknowledgement.


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Ronald Odongo
Ronald Odongo is the URN Bureau Chief Lira, Northern Uganda.A multimedia Journalist, Media trainer and investigative enthusiast. Lira,Apac,Dokolo,Oyam, Kwania, Otuke, Amolatar,and Alebtong districts fall under his docket. Odongo has been a URN staff member since 2012 though he had been a contributor since 2006.

Odongo started out as a bicycle reporter for Radio Unity in 2004. He was Radio Rhino FM's senior reporter, Luo news anchor and station producer between 2006 and 2011. Odongo started out as a freelance writer for Uganda Radio Network in 2006.

Odongo is particularly interested in reporting on community health, and education concerns. Good governance and human rights beats are dear to Odongo as a former Lord’s Resistance Army rebels captive 1996-1998.