Police Officer Dies, 16 Other Critically Injured in Accident

A police officer was killed and sixteen others critically injured in a motor accident along the Gulu-Kitgum Highway around 8 pm on Monday. The accident occurred opposite Lapuda Primary School in Cwero, Paicho Sub County, Gulu district.

It involved a police patrol pick-up registration number UP 5568, which was traveling towards Pader district. Charles Okello, the Paicho Sub County LC3 Chairperson told URN that the speeding police pickup hit a hump, overturned, and rammed into an abandoned house along the road. Okello said that one police officer died on the spot.     

He said several other police officers sustained several bodily injuries and were evacuated by ambulances that rushed from Pader district and Gulu City. 

Andrew Opiyo, the Aswa River Region Police Community Liaison Officer declined to comment, saying they had not yet recieved clear information about the accident.

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