60 Injured In Amuria Road Accident

At least 30 people are admitted at Soroti regional referral hospital after a vehicle they travelling in lost control and overturned in Amuria district Eastern Uganda, early today.

Accident victim carried to the waiting pick up ambulance to be taken for X-ray services out side Soroti regional referral hospital
Accident victim carried to the waiting pick up ambulance to be taken for X-ray services out side Soroti regional referral hospital

The Fuso truck registration number UCQ 616 Fuso was carrying about sixty business people heading to Onyam Igurok cattle market in Orungo sub-county in Amuria district.

Deo Obura, the Amuria district police commander attributes the accident to dangerous loading.  Obura added that the vehicle that was carrying business people from Soroti town to Onyam Igurok cattle market overturned after the driver lost control.

Good Samaritans carry a man with broken legs to the waiting pick up ambulance to be taken for X-ray services out side Soroti regional referral hospital
Good Samaritans carry a man with broken legs to the waiting pick up ambulance to be taken for X-ray services out side Soroti regional referral hospital

Charles Okello, one of the survivors said that the driver jumped off and ran after realizing that he had lost control.

Doctor Joseph Epodoi ,  a senior surgeon at Soroti Regional  Referral hospital confirmed that over 30 victims are admitted while over ten had fractures.

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