Update: Police names victims of the Gaaga bus accident

Police has released a list of some of the people that died in Friday night’s accident in Kiryandongo along the Kampala – Gulu highway.
At least 22 people died in the accident that involved a Gaaga bus registration number UAK 562 L and tractor registration number UAU 872 M.

Initial reports put the death toll at 19, but the police said it has since risen to 22.

1.     Obedigu Charles 30yrs
2.     Etunu Levi Okwir 41yrs
3.     Mwiragireyo mbonera Arthur
4.     Bogere Akamala
5.     Mansur Asibuk
6.     Mulinde William
7.     Aloro Anthony
8.     Norman Mugumya
9.     Omara Joshua
10.  Kisambira Saidi
11.  Olate Geofrey
12.  Thembo Samson
13.  Layalenya Jimmy
14.  Kawala Diana
15.  Akiro Brenda
16.  Kalemera David
17.  Asiku George
18.  Kyotuhaire Solome

Their bodies are at Lira hospital mortuary.

Police spokesman Emilian Kayima also reports that a military helicopter has evacuated the injured from Kiryandongo hospital to Kampala for further medical attention.