Anuari Musafiri Suwedi : “Fatal Lira-Soroti Road Crash Leaves Three Dead and Multiple Injured”

By | May 26, 2024



Accident – Death – Obituary News : : 1. Lira-Soroti Road accident
2. Fatal crash in Lira-Soroti Road

Three people have died in a tragic road crash on the Lira-Soroti Road involving a minibus Coaster and a Fuso truck. The accident took place at Abutadi Trading Centre, with the speeding Fuso driver losing control and colliding head-on with the Coaster. The victims include two young children and a third unidentified person. Several passengers sustained serious injuries and were rushed to Lira Regional Referral Hospital. The driver of the Fuso has been taken into custody for questioning. Police are urging all drivers to adhere to road traffic regulations to prevent such accidents. View images of the injured and those aboard the vehicles involved in the crash.

1. Fatal accident on Lira-Soroti Road
2. Multiple casualties in Lira-Soroti Road collision

Following a tragic road accident on the Lira-Soroti Road, at least three individuals lost their lives in a collision involving a minibus Coaster and a Fuso truck. The incident took place at Abutadi Trading Centre, a bustling hub along the route that connects Lira City and Soroti.

Details of the Accident

The collision occurred when the speeding Fuso truck, registration UBA 200J, veered out of control and crashed head-on into the Coaster minibus, registration UBL 851Z. The minibus, owned by the Dokolo School of Nursing and Midwifery, was ferrying Lango Province football players from Dokolo town to Lira City. On the other hand, the Fuso was carrying passengers who were returning from a traditional marriage ceremony in the opposite direction towards Dokolo.

Victims of the Tragedy

Among the casualties were two young children, Anuari Musafiri Suwedi, aged 5, and Suhaila Musafiri Suwed, aged 9, who were accompanying their father to watch a football match. The identity of the third victim is yet to be confirmed. Additionally, several passengers from both vehicles sustained severe injuries and were promptly rushed to Lira Regional Referral Hospital for medical treatment.

Police Response and Investigation

Law enforcement officials, including the Division Police Commander of Lira-City East and the Division Traffic Officer of Lira-City Central Police Station, swiftly responded to the scene of the accident. The driver of the Fuso truck, believed to be responsible for the crash, surrendered himself to Kaberamaido Police Station for questioning. Meanwhile, the driver of the minibus is currently receiving medical care at Lira Regional Referral Hospital.


Appeal for Road Safety

Preliminary investigations indicate that reckless driving by the Fuso driver was a contributing factor to the tragic incident. Police spokesperson for North Kyoga Region, Patrick Jimmy Okema, has urged all drivers and road users to adhere to traffic regulations to prevent such occurrences in the future.

List of Injured Individuals

Among the injured passengers were residents of Alwa in Kaberamaido who were aboard the Fuso truck, including Denis Olala, Steven Elwong, Juventine Egambu, Julius Emitu, Charles Eduno, and many others. The minibus passengers, comprising the Lango Province football team, included Juliet Akello, Abel Ogwang, Ivan Opeto, Moses Samuel Okullo, and several others.

In conclusion, the tragic accident on the Lira-Soroti Road serves as a somber reminder of the importance of road safety and responsible driving. As the community mourns the loss of lives and prays for the recovery of the injured, authorities continue their investigation to determine the exact cause of the collision.

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