At least 19 people have been confirmed dead while several others sustainable life-threatening injuries after a grisly road crash in Oyam District.
The accident occurred when a speeding bus rammed into a stationary trailer near Kamdini Town Council along the Kampala-Gulu highway on Thursday evening.
North Kyoga regional police spokesperson, Patrick Jimmy Okema said 12 people died on the spot while seven died from the hospital.
Mr. Okema confirmed that an unidentified number of victims were rushed to St John XXIII Hospital-Aber, with some in critical condition.
“Police in Kamdini have registered a nasty accident where lives have been lost and an unspecified number of victims rushed to Atapara Hospital for treatment,” Mr Okema said in a statement.
“It’s alleged that bus registration number UAT 259P which belongs to Roblyn Bus Company was traveling from Kampala to Gulu ramped into a stationary trailer at around midnight of January 6 ,2023 along Kampala-Gulu highway,” he added.
The trailer was allegedly loading at Adebe Trading Centre just one kilometer to the Kamdini checkpoint.
Police said preliminary findings indicate wrong parking by the trailer driver with no warning signs.