By Innocent Atuganyira
A truck registration number UWL 911 belonging to Hoima sugarcane factory on Thursday evening knocked one person dead.
The incident happened along Towasati – Nyantonzi road in Siiba village Nyantonzi sub county Bujenje Constituency Masindi district.
The deceased has been identified as Godfrey Amanyire 28, a resident of the same area.
According to James Wanichan an eyewitness, the truck belonging to Hoima sugar factory which was coming from Kinyara side heading to Hoima side hit potholes and lost control before knocking Amanyire.
Wanichan further explains that the driver and the colleague abandoned the truck and fled, and police towered the truck to Katanga Police Post, and Amanyire’s body was taken to Masindi General Hospital for postmortem.
Sunday Eyotu the chairperson Nyantonzi sub county has confirmed the accident saying the remains of Amanyire are still at Masindi General Hospital pending postmortem, and burial arrangements are underway.
When our reporter contacted ASP Joshua Kananura the District Police Commander – Masindi for a comment, he said he had not yet got the information but referred us to the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson.
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