Two pupils knocked dead by speeding trailer in Dokolo

By Stanley Ebele

Dokolo – Two school children have been knocked dead by a speeding trailer in an accident at Akolodong swamp on Lira – Dokolo Highway.

The two are identified as Edmond Okello, (10) and Ceaser Okello (8) both pupils of Adwoki Primary school in P.3 and P1 respectively from Adakogik B village, Agwiciri Parish in Agwata Sub County, Dokolo district.

The accident happened on Monday at around 4:15 pm when a trailer registration number ZG 2373 lost control and veered off the road ramming into the two pupils and then into the swamp.

An eyewitness, Felix Joko, told LBS Newsday that the children were grazing cattle by the roadside when the trailer rammed into them killing them on the spot.

The driver, whose identity could not be established by press time, reportedly handed himself to Adwoki Police post where investigations have commenced.

The OC traffic Dokolo district could not be reached as his known mobile phone was off by press time.