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Policeman dies after falling off speeding patrol truck

The Aswa River region police spokesperson, Mr David Ongom Mudong (pictured) confirmed the incident and said the scene was visited by traffic officers as investigations continue. PHOTO/ FILE

An officer attached to Field Force Unit (FFU) at Elegu Police Station has been confirmed dead after falling off a speeding police patrol vehicle in the northern Uganda district of Amuru.

The accident happened on Tuesday at around 7 pm at Labong-ogali trading Centre along Awer-Amuru District headquarters road in Amuru Sub County.

Authorities identified the deceased as Police Constable (PC) Emmanuel Walubengo.

Eye witnesses told police that Constable David Ocheng who was driving the ill-fated car, registration number UP 5769 attached to Elegu Police Station, lost control after hitting a pothole but in the process of trying to regain control of the vehicle, PC Walubengo fell off and died on the spot.

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His body was taken to St Mary’s hospital Lacor pending postmortem.

The Aswa River region police spokesperson, Mr David Ongom Mudong confirmed the incident and said the scene was visited by traffic officers as investigations continue.

He said the case was registered at Amuru central police station under vide TAR 39/201 Single Serious.

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