Four people are confirmed dead following two separate accidents that occurred on last evening in Arua.
Three of the victims who were riding on the same motorcycle, were knocked dead by a speeding trailer with registration number UAR 380R along Arua-Nebbi highway. Two of them died on spot while one died from Arua hospital moments later.
The fourth victim was knocked by a hit and run vehicle in Ogoko along Pawor Ocoko Arua road. His body was whisked away by the locals before the arrival of the police. The incidences took place between 5:45 and 6pm last evening.
Police Spokesperson for North Western region Josephine Angucia confirmed to URN in a telephone interview this morning that police impounded the trailer and arrested its driver as investigations into the cause of the accident take shape.
Angucia added that postmortem examinations are underway for all the victims before handing their bodies to the relatives for burial later today. She cautioned against reckless driving.
Rev. Isaac Nguma, a relative to one of the deceased persons appealed to road users to be cautious while using the roads.