Two Dead, Six Injured in Attiak Road Accident

Two people have died, and six others injured seriously after a vehicle they were travelling in overturned in Attiak Sub County, Amuru district.

The incident occurred on Wednesday evening at Pachilo East Village along Gem Farm in Attiak Sub County.

The dead have been identified as Walter Opio and Denis Tabu while the injured are Alex Okot, Ken Masette, Aziz Ssemyalo, Alfat Walugira, Alex Nyakinu and Sadiq Okeny. All are casual workers at Gem Farm which is growing sugarcane for Attiak Sugar Factory.

Patrick Jimmy Okema the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson said that the victims were travelling aboard an Isuzu truck registration number UBE 246 W driven by Cosmas Kahemulo from Gem Farm in the same area.

Okema says the driver has been arrested and is being held at Attiak Police Station while the bodies were brought to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital and the injured rushed to Behfa Medical Centre in Attiak.