Police Vehicle Over turns, Kills Two, Injures Six Along Karuma-Pakwach Road
Two people are reported dead and six others injured on Tuesday morning when the police vehicle they were travelling in overturned along the Karuma- Pakwach at Lolim in Purongo sub-county, Nwoya district.
The vehicle, a Toyata Hilux double cabin registration UP 4812 belonged to the Regional Police Commander(RPC) for Greater Bushenyi Eddie SSerunjoji. It reportedly overturned after hitting a road sign at 1 am this morning, the Aswa region police spokesman Jimmy Patrick Okema said.
Okema revealed that the driver of the vehicle only identified as SPC Tusimwe lost control and hit a road sign causing the vehicle to turn several times.
Okema identified the deceased as Nanyonjo Harriet 38 and Mawanda Sentamu 30, all residents of Mbuya in Kampala.
The occupants of the vehicle were returning from a burial in Arua district and heading towards Kampala.
The injured are: Eddie SSerunjoji 38, the Regional Police Commander Greater Bushenyi, his wife Claire Asero 29 , Joyce Chandiro 32, Sentamu Seraji 17, Musa Kawoya Ojok 38 and Ssali Pius 32.
The injured are getting treatment at Pakwach Health center IV while the body of the dead has been taken to Anaka Hospital in Nwoya district.
The wreckage of the vehicle at the time of filing this report was still at the scene of the accident, according to the police.
Police is investigating the cause of the accident. But considering the number of passengers in the vehicle, its possible that it may have been overloaded.