Monday September 1 2014

11 killed, scores injured in four Gulu-Juba road accidents

By Julius Ocungi

Gulu- Eleven people have been reported killed and 23 others injured in four separate motor accidents that happened along Gulu-Juba road on Friday evening and Saturday morning.

The deceased were identified as James Nyonyi, Tombe Rulanyah, and Charles Lawo all South Sudanese nationals, while the identities of others had not been got by press time.

The injured were rushed to Atiak Health center IV, St Mary’s Hospital Lacor and Gulu referral hospital where they are receiving medical treatment.

The accidents involved a Fuso Truck travelling from Mbale to Juba that overturned at Atiak Trading Centre in Amuru District on Friday evening killing three and injuring four people.

In another accident that occurred on Saturday morning, a Bakulu bus was involved in a head-on collision with a Toyota Land cruiser at Pageri village in Lugono, South Sudan, killing two people and injuring two others. The bus was travelling from Juba heading to Kampala.

On the same day, a Baby Coach bus was also involved in a head-on collision at Godon hill in South Sudan at 8:30am while overtaking a truck, killing two people and injuring 23 others.
While a Toyota Noah vehicle overturned along Juba- Gulu highway, killing four people and injuring four others.

Aswa regional police spokesperson, Mr Jimmy Patrick Okema, confirmed the incidents and attributed the accidents to speeding.