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One Killed, 8 Critically Injured in Lira Road Accident

Patrick Jimmy Okema, the North Kyoga Police Spokesperson

One person has been confirmed dead and eight others critically injured following a deadly accident along Lira-Kitgum road.

The deceased has been identified as Mary Grace Atala, 62 a resident of Barojwing in Acelela ward in Agweng Town Council in Lira district. 

She breathed her last while being rushed to Agweng health Centre. 

The injured are Juliet Apio, Geoffrey Ekuka, David, Polly Ajok, Ebong Bonny, Evelyn Ajok and Thomas Okot. 

They are currently admitted at Agweng Health III and Lira Regional Referral Hospital with various injuries.

According to police, both the deceased and injured are vendors from Ayami market in Agweng.

They were traveling to a market in Kitgum district on Tuesday morning aboard a Canter Truck registration number UBA 671K loaded with merchandise.

Patrick Jimmy Okema, the North Kyoga Police Spokesperson told Mega Fm that the accident occurred around 8:00 am at Atera when the truck veered off the road and overturned. 

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