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Police names Kiryandongo accident victims

Wreckage of the bus

Police has released the names of the 37 victims killed (22) and injured (15) in yesterday's accident in Kiryandongo district along the Gulu-Kampala highway.

According to police, the 22 dead include 4 juveniles, 18 adults (4 female and 14 male). Nineteen of those killed died on spot while three succumbed to injuries from Kiryandongo hospital where they had been rushed for treatment. 

On Friday night, a Gaaga bus registration number UAK 562L was involved in an accident with a cargo lorry registration number UAT 088J /UAT 321M and a tractor registration number UAU 872M.
The bus that was traveling from Lira district to Kampala hit the tractor from its rear before it rolled and collided with an oncoming cargo lorry transporting crates of beer. 8 survivors were this morning airlifted to Kampala and are seeking treatment at Mulago and Nsambya hospitals.

List of the deceased

1: Norman Mulangwa, aged 7 from Bakule in Kampala
2: Obedgu Charles, 32, from Kiryandongo district (driver of the tractor)
3: Etimu Keri Okwir, 44.
4: Kyatuhaire Solome from Bushenyi
5: Uwiragiye Mbonera Arthur from Kisoro district
6: Bogere Akamada from Luwero district
7: Mansur Asibuk from Yumbe district
8: Mulinde William, 28, from Mukono district
9: Akoro Anthony, inspector Gaaga coach from Arua
10: Omar's Joshua from Apach district

11: Kisambira Saidi, driver of the trailer

12: Langa Langa Jimmy, 36. 
13: Mafumu Hannington, 26.
14: Alex Omode
15: Kalemera David
16: Achilo Brenda
17: Thembo Samson, Kore district water engineer. 
18: Kawala Diana
19: Bunkedekko Ali
20: Kawoya Cosea
21: Oleti Godfrey, 40, internal auditor Kore district 
22: Mushoborozi Soverina, 42.

List of the injured

1: Agona Jackson, 27.
2: Jackie Apio Mulangwa
3: Mulangwa Jonathan, 8.
4: Malcom Kabunga, 7. 
5: Mutebi David
6: Waswa Joel
7: Kintu Majidu (driver of the bus)
8: Akuli Gloria, 30. 
9: Nabisuubi Ruth Martha, 22. 
10: Coleb Muwagi
11: Amongi Lovia, 21. 
12: Okello Santo Robinson, 28. 
13: Abdula Salim Issac from Kenya
14: Ojoko Simon, 26. 
15: Sempijja Abdulla 


-1 #1 Draru 2018-05-28 21:36
Three days of mourning are appropriate. We need policies but most importantly discipline of all road users.

The traffic police have tried but the effect of such control has not yielded much. Drivers and other road users just play around with the life of passengers and road users in "police free zones"!

Drivers on Ugandans roads proudly signal to each other about police check points.

This undermines road safety effort and therefore increased road carnage. Can all radio stations in the country be mandated carry compulsory public education on road safety in adfition policy abd police effits?
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+1 #2 Francis ORANIT 2018-05-29 05:22
Poor journalism . That’s not the actual Bus involved in accident.

What’s left from the actual bus, only chassis frame.
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0 #3 Kim Allan 2018-05-29 08:11
The police and media publishing wrong numbers of people involved in the wreckage.

And the Gov't should facilitate Kiryandongo hospital to the maximum since it's the only big health facility along that Highway.
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