Four people have died while two others were rushed to the hospital critically injured following an accident in Tororo district that occurred on Monday morning.
According to Bukedi South Police spokesperson Moses Mugwe, the accident occurred when the driver of an Isuzu ELF MV Reg No. UBJ 272B lost control and swerved off the road around Jadid petrol station at Mile 1 along Busia Road in the Tororo district.
The lorry entered a trench and knocked a culvert before it overturned. Four occupants of the lorry died on the spot.
Police are yet to identify the deceased and the two survivors who were rushed to Tororo hospital for medical attention.
Mugwe says the bodies were taken to Tororo municipal mortuary for postmortem.
Meanwhile, police are searching for the driver who fled the scene after the accident.