Police Probe Tragic Accident that Claimed Lives of Luuka Leaders

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Police in Luuka are investigating a deadly accident in which a former Luuka woman MP  candidate and Vice Chairman LC II Kirimwa Parish died at Nawansega cell, Nawansega Ward, Bukova Town Council in Luuka District.

In a statement released by police on June 28, 2024, ASP Michael Kasadha Regional Public Relations officer for North Busoga Police stated that upon getting information, traffic police responded to the scene together with the District police commander.

According to Kasadha, the duo were traveling in a silver grey Isuzu, double cabin Reg no UG4654C which had a head-on collision with a sugarcane-loaded lorry Reg.No. UAU 073G.

The deceased has been identified as Gladys Aliyinza, resident of Lambala village, Irongo parish, and Yusufu Biita of Kirimwa, Bukooma Sub County all from Luuka district, along Kamuli-Kaliro road.

“Initial findings indicate that on June 27, 2024, the truck Reg no. UAU 073 G loaded with sugarcane from Kaliro side, was sloping and it collided with climbing double cabin Isuzu Reg No. UG 4654C from the opposite direction before overturning several times,” Kasadha stated.

He further added that at the point of collision, there was a slight bend that might have contributed to the crash. The impact at the scene indicated excessive speeding.

Kasadha explained that Biita died on the spot, and attempts to have Aliyinza’s life saved did not yield as she died on the way to Musana Hospital in Kaliro District. The body of Biita Yusufu was taken to Kiyunga Health Centre IV for postmortem, while the body of Aliyinza is at Musana Community Hospital.

The drivers of both vehicles are on the run. The hunt is on to have them apprehended and further inquiries are ongoing.

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