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Two School Children from Same Family Perish in Bus Accident

Two school children and a boda boda rider have been confirmed dead in an accident in Alebtong district.

The deceased children have been identified as Cissy Akello, a primary four pupil of Rima Primary School in Lira, and her brother, Denis Odoch, a senior two student at Buluge Comprehensive Secondary School, while the boda boda cyclist has been identified as Francis Angom.

Akello and Odoch are children to Charles Aogwok, a resident of Aloi in Alebtong district. Mr Aogwok’s other three-and-half year old child also sustained injuries in an accident that happened at about 1:45pm in Angweta-angwet just in front of Rima primary school along the Lira -Soroti highway.

According to David Ongom Mudong, the North Kyoga Police spokesperson, the three children were being ridden on a boda boda motorcycle from Aloi in Alebtong district when a bus registration number UAU 420 V belonging to Rock Transporters Company veered off the road and knocked the rider and his passengers.

Police say the bus driver was over speeding.

PHOTO from a recent bus accident scene

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