Police in East Kyoga have confirmed that five people have died in Awoja Bridge fatal accident.
The incident according to sources happened at around 2000hrs in awoja Bridge along Soroti – mbale highway.
In a statement the police spokesperson East Kyoga SP Agecca Oscar Gregg confirmed the incident.
“I can confirm an accident at Awoja, but it’s not a bus but a lorry carrying cattle. Five fatalities confirmed,” Agecca said in a statement.
Preliminary findings indicate that motor vehicle UAN 443J a FUSO Lorry was over speeding while loaded with cattle from Kotido, it eventually lost control and overturned at a bend killing Five people instantly, another five with serious injuries were taken to Soroti regional referral hospital and three others also taken to the same hospital with minor injuries.
The motor Vehicle still at the scene pending towing.
The bodies of the deceased persons have been retrieved from the scene and conveyed to Ngora Fredda carr hospital for postmortem and claiming by their loved ones.