4 Market Vendors Perish in Gulu City Road Crash

ASP Faridah Nampiima

Hours after the traffic police revealed that 257 people were killed in road crashes between October 1 and 29, four market vendors perished in a road crash in Gulu City in Northern Uganda.

The traffic police directorate through its spokesperson, ASP Faridah Nampiima, said the vendors met their death at around 9:30 pm on Monday night when the driver of a Canter truck UBF 734B they were traveling on lost control and rammed into a building.

According to Nampiima, the crash happened on Opwonya-Walter road in Gulu City. Apart from the four who died on spot, police said 18 others were left nursing serious injuries and were rushed to Gulu referral hospital.

“The territorial traffic police in Gulu city last night registered a fatal accident that claimed the lives of four people and seriously injured 18 others. The accident involved a truck registration number UBF 743B (Canter) that was carrying vendors from the market. It lost control and knocked a building killing, four people on spot,” ASP Nampiima explained.

About eight hours earlier, ASP Nampiima had explained that 1,232 people were involved in road crashes between October 1 and 29. More than 900 were left nursing wounds 257 were not lucky enough to survive. Police said the biggest number of road crash victims were Boda-boda riders and their passengers on the same means of transport.