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Arua accident claims two

By Vision Reporter

Added 22nd April 2012 07:08 PM

Two people are confirmed dead and 25 others are receiving treatment after a Fuso lorry reg. no. UAQ 595Q overturned on Saturday in Arua.The 11.25pm incident occurred at Etori village, Arivu Sub-County along Arua-Nebbi road .

Two people are confirmed dead and 25 others are receiving treatment after a Fuso lorry reg. no. UAQ 595Q overturned on Saturday in Arua.The 11.25pm incident occurred at Etori village, Arivu Sub-County along Arua-Nebbi road .

By Andrew Amvesi    
 
Two people are confirmed dead and 25 others are receiving treatment after a Fuso lorry reg. no. UAQ 595Q overturned on Saturday in Arua.
 
The 11.25pm incident occurred at Etori village, Arivu Sub-County along Arua-Nebbi road approximately 20km from Arua town.
 
Police said the lorry that was travelling from Panyamur fish market in Nebbi district to Arua town had 35 fishmongers on board.
 
Donasiano Opwonya, the OC traffic Arua, identified the dead as Asiraf Isa, 33, a resident of Ocodri village, Terego County and Aida Ndaru, 50, a resident of Muni Ogai village, Oluko Sub-County all in Arua district.
 
 According to Opwonya, part of the vehicle broke off from the frame and fell while negotiating a sharp corner. He said they were people sitting on top of Fish and onions that were loaded onto the lorry.
 
Opwonya attributed the accident to reckless driving and the dangerous mechanical condition of the vehicle.
 
Josephine Angucia, the North Western police spokesperson, said eight people were uninjured and the injured were rushed to Arua and Kuluva hospitals in critical condition.
 
She said the driver of the vehicle only identified as Acile is on run and that efforts are under way to find to arrest him.
 
“A baby identified as Walter Ayikobua, 11 months survived the incident uninjured while his colleague Subura Lekuru, one year was rushed to Arua hospital in a critical condition,” Angucia added.
 
Angucia advised people not to board vehicles suspected to be in dangerous mechanical conditions to avoid such cases of accident.
 

List of the dead, injured and admitted victims of Arua accident
 
1.       Aida Ndaru [dead]
2.       Asraf Isa [dead]
 
In hospital
 
3.       Rose Onziru, Aiivu Sub-County, Terego County
4.       Ceaser Abinichan, Zeu, Zombo district
5.       Chichurua Inzikuru, Odramachaku trading centre, Ayivu county
6.       Ceasor Chandini, Terego County
7.       Dramadri, Kubala in Terego County
8.       Fred Adrama, Vurra Sub-County in Vurra county
9.       Cicilia, Odramachaku trading centre
10.   Hafisa Bako, Ewafa, Terego county
11.   Margaret Wafa, Ewafa, Terego county
12.   Ayikoru cezelina, Abi farm in Ayivu county
13.   Subura Lekuru, 1,
14.   Milka Aparu, Kubala, Terego county
15.   Joyce Maturu, Kubala, Terego county
16.   Kereni Draru, Wandi in Katrini Sub-County, Terego
17.   Angundaru Madelina, Oryema Sub-County, Terego county
18.   Samina Etoru, Ewuata, Oluko Sub-County, Ayivu County
19.   Gatrude Ayikoru, Katrini Sub-County, Terego
20.   Emilly Aziru, Katrini Sub-County
21.   Neria Bako, Katrini Sub-County
22.   Acile [Driver]
23.   Richard Osuma, Kololo trading centre, Tara Sub-County in Maracha district
24.   Madelina Angundaru, Oryema Sub-County, Terego county
25.   Keleni Dradriru, Wandi, Terego county
26.   Grace Tisa, Kubala, Terego county
27.   Florence Ayikoru, Awindiri, Arua Hill Division
 
Uninjured
 
28.   Gilder Drajiru, Tara Sub-County, Maracha district
29.   Betty Nizu, Tara Sub-County
30.   Beatrice Avako, Olei village, Aiivu Sub-County, Terego county
31.   Zaida Andiru, Ocodri Village, Bileafe Sub-County, Terego County
32.   Laurence Ocide, Sambia village, Arua Hill Division
33.   Ociatre, Wandi, Terego
34.   Walter Ayikobua, 11 months, Ocodri Village, Bileafe Sub-County, Terego county
35.   Annet, Awindiri, Arua Hill Division
 

Arua accident claims two, 25 admitted

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