The National Unity Platform (NUP) on Saturday said two of their members had died in a road crash en route Omoro District to talk to their candidate, Simon Toolit Akecha allies in the Omoro County parliamentary mini-polls.
The incident which left five other passengers wounded, a BBS TV journalist, Amon Kitamirike, occurred after one of the car tyres developed a puncture, according to the East Kyoga Regional Police mouthpiece Oscar Gregory Ageca.
“The National Unity Platform great to announce to the General public an accident that happened on the road before Kumi from Iganga, claiming the lives of some of our party officials. The car was enroute to Omoro before the unfortunate incident happened. We are sad that two of our officials, Waiswa Denis from Iganga and Yakub Kiggundu from Kawempe, have succumbed to their injuries,” reads a post shared on the party’s social media accounts.
However, police have launched an investigations into the alleged incident that happened within Omoro District.
The investigations are heightened within Opit Town Council and along roads linking Opit Town Council to Lalogi Town Council and Acet Town Council.
The Aswa River Region Police mouthpiece David Ongom Mudong said security has been beefed up in Omoro to quell any possible rogue youths from accessing Omoro.
Meanwhile, the bodies of the deceased were transferred to the hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.
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