At least 4 people lost their lives on Tuesday evening when a vehicle rammed into a group of motorcyclists at Layibi trading Centre along the Gulu-Kampala Highway.
The vehicle was being driven by a car washer only identified as Obama who picked it from Layibi Highway car washing bay and drove to a nearby drinking joint at Layibi Centre A and B.
However, Obama lost control of the vehicle and rammed into the motorcyclists while attempting to join the main road.
According to an eyewitness, four people died on spot while another four sustained serious injuries and were rushed to Gulu Regional Hospital with the help of other motorcyclists while the bodies were picked by police from Gulu Central Police Station.
The Vice Chairman of Gulu City Boda -Boda Cyclists Association Simon Wokorach says Obama was under the influence of alcohol when the accident occurred and could have run into more road users if the tyres hadn’t burst.
Obama was also injured in the accident and lost consciousness. He was also rushed to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital for medical attention.