Fatal accident in Packwach on Sunday claimed 17 lives on spot and 10 others injured.
The incident happened along Panymur road at 8:30 pm when a Fuso truck carrying market vendors lost control on a slope and overturned
The Occupants of a Fuso truck, who were mainly traders were travelling from Ariwara in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo bordering Arua District and heading to Panyimur Market to buy fish.
The market is famous for traders dealing in all types of fish and traders travel from DRC on Sundays to transact the following day. Others come from as far as Masindi, Buliisa, Gulu and Lira districts to buy fish including the popular ‘Angara’.
The bodies lay at Arua Hospital and will later be handed over to relatives.