Driver and his turn man died on Monday after a fuel tanker they were traveling in overturned and later caught fire along the Gulu-Nimule highway in Amuru district.

The occurrence was in Pachilo-Oduti village in the Atiak sub-county. The victims were traveling in a Mercedes Benz Actros Fuel Truck registration number SSD 826U/SSD 900A destined for Nimule in South Sudan from Gulu city.

Police spotted the deceased driver as Abdikani Mohamed Hashi ages 32years, an Ethiopian national. The turn man is yet to be identified. 

The truck driver was reportedly overspeeding at the time of the incident.

David Ongom Mudong the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, notes that preliminary information indicates the truck driver was overspeeding before losing control of the truck. 

He adds the truck overturned several times and caught fire that killed both the driver and the unidentified turn man on the spot. As stated by Mudong, the Police Fire Brigade from Elegu Police Station managed to put off the flame from the fuel truck before it spread to other neighboring areas.

Mudong continues that the victim’s charred bodies were retrieved by police and taken to the Gulu Regional Referral Hospital morgue pending postmortem. In November last year, a fuel Tanker with registration number SSD 643V/ SSD 487D killed two pedestrians after it overturned and landed on them in Bibia Parish, Elegu Town Council. 

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