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Police truck knocks three people dead in Nwoya

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Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson confirmed report. File Photo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three people were on Thursday evening knocked dead by a police truck in Nwoya district.

The incident happened at Agung village, Anaka sub–county along the Packwach–Karuma highway when a motorcycle registration number UEV 202X on which they were riding joined the highway and collided with the speeding police truck registration number UP 5638.

Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told URN in an interview that the  truck driven by one Bosco Abega was carrying 26 police Field Force Officers from Ikafe to Katakwi district.

Okema identified two of the deceased persons as Denis Opiyo, 17, the rider of the motorcycle, and a woman only identified as Adong, the other woman is yet to be identified. He said all of them died on the spot while one other passenger identified as Prisca Akidi was rushed to Anaka hospital for treatment.

Okema said that the bodies were taken to Anaka hospital pending postmortem while the wrecked motorcycle and the police truck have been parked at Nwoya police station as investigations continue.

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