Five people have been confirmed dead and 11 severely injured in a road accident on Wednesday morning.
The accident involved a bus Reg.No.UAQ 643W belonging to Roblyn Coaches that reportedly rammed into a packed truck Reg. No. UAX 001Y at Namayonjo village in Nakasongola District along Gulu Highway.
According to Daily Monitor newspaper, Christopher Ssendijja, the Officer in Charge Nakasongola Police Station said five people died on the spot while two of the victims died as they were being rushed to hospital.
“We rushed at the accident scene at 1:00am and tried our best to ensure that we save lives from the accident wreckage on the Kampala-Gulu Highway. It is unfortunate that two of the injured victims of the accident were pronounced dead on their way to hospital,” Ssendijja explained.
He further attributed the accident to reckless driving.