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Soroti- Mbale Road Accidents: Death Toll Rises to Six :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Soroti- Mbale Road Accidents: Death Toll Rises to Six

Police are stuck with the body of the fourth victim in the second accident on the same road on Monday involving another Bajaj Reg. No. UDT 031L and Gateway Isuzu Bus Reg. No. UAM 302L.
Police Patrol car at the scene of accident along Soroti- Mbale road.
The death toll in the Soroti- Mbale road accident has risen to six. Another victim identified as Tom Ouchul, the rider of Red Bajaj motorcycle registration number, UEA 230W that collided with a cement laden truck number UAL 970/UAU995Y at Agogomit Village, Mukura Sub County in Ngora district on Sunday breathed his last on Tuesday, according to the police.

Ouchul was carrying his brother, Paul Aogon who died on the spot. Immediately after the accident, the cement truck exploded as both the driver and the colleague fled the scene for their lives. Police are stuck with the body of the fourth victim in the second accident on the same road on Monday involving another Bajaj Reg. No. UDT 031L and Gateway Isuzu Bus Reg. No. UAM 302L.

The accident claimed the lives of four young men near Opuyo electricity substation in Soroti. However, only three victims have since been identified. They include Sam Ejoku, the rider of the motorcycle and two soldiers; Julius Abura and John Robert Ogirailen, both residents of Aliakamer Parish in Katakwi district who were attached to Magoro army detach.

According to Oscar Ageca, the acting East Kyoga Regional Police Spokesman, they have not been able to identify the fourth victim. “We have not yet been able to identify one victim of Opuyo road accident but information available suggests that he is also a member of UPDF. We appeal to the general public to help with any information that can help us connect with relatives of the deceased soldier”, he said in a text.

Ageca revealed that one driver of the Gateway Bus handed himself to the police for interrogations. He, however, declined to reveal his identity citing security reasons. Moses Eriau, a resident of Asukut trading centre who operates a butchery wants Uganda National Roads Authority to expand Soroti- Mbale road to avoid more accidents, which he notes are now common around the area. 

The area has recorded at least five fatal accidents since the beginning of the year.