Two killed, 40 injured after lorry carrying Christians overturns in Zombo

Zombo, (UG): At least two people died on the spot and more than 40 others sustained minor injuries following a fatal accident in which a fuso truck ferrying Christians lost control and overturned several times in Zombo District on Saturday evening.

The fatal crash occurred when a Fuso Truck of Registration Number UBN 061T ferrying over 50 christians from a youth convention/crusade of Pentecostal Assembly of God in Alangi Subcounty in Zombo District failed to accelerate the steep gradient of Lorr trading.

DailyExpress learnt that the Christians on board the truck were mainly youths who hail from the districts of Nebbi and Pakwach respectively.

The survivors of the accident told this publication how the turnman drove them off after the driver had stopped to buy some items questioning his intent and conduct.

Mr Roy Masendi, the Zeu subcounty district councillor iterated that they struggled to transfer the casualties to Zeu Health Centre III and Nyapea Hospital for medical attention.

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“One individual was confirmed dead from Zeu Health Centre III shortly after the accident others were transferred to Nyapea hospital though the ambulance was too small to carry many casualties at a go we tried to rush those who were critically injured,” Masendi echoed to this publication.

By press time on Sunday, police had not issued any statements pertaining to the cause of the accident.

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DailyExpress understands that the raised gradient of Zeu Lorr Trading Centre which has now so far caused two vehicles to overturn and killed three people, is becoming a death trap for first-time drivers, passengers plying the route and vehicles in dangerous mechanical conditions.

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