3 dead in Lira accident

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Three people are reported dead in an accident involving a speeding bus and a motorcycle in Lira district.

According to David Ongom Mudong, the Regional Police Spokesman, the two school children and a boda boda rider who was transporting were crushed by a bus at Angweta-angwet along Lira-Soroti highway.

Another child was also injured in the Monday afternoon incident and admitted at Lira Regional Referral Hospital.

The dead kids are; Cissy Akello, a P.4 pupil at Rima Primary School and her brother Denis Odoch, a S.2 student of Buluge Comprehensive Secondary School while the motorcyclist remains unidentified.

The injured is a three-and-half year old pupil at Rima Nursery School. The child is currently hospitalised at Lira Regional Referral Hospital.

Mudong said the bus registration number UAU 420 V belongs to Rock Transporters Company. It was travelling from Busia to Gulu.