On Tuesday evening, a tragic accident on the Tororo-Mbale highway resulted in the death of two individuals and critical injury to another.
The deceased have been identified as 40-year-old Margret Adeke from Ginnery village in Molo Sub County, Tororo district, and her 5-year-old granddaughter, Zipola Achengi.
The injured person is Paulo Etyang, 43, also from Ginnery village in Molo Sub County.
According to Moses Johnson Mugwe, the spokesperson for Bukiedi South police, the accident involved a white Mercedes Benz Axor truck with registration number UAP 226F. The driver of the vehicle, who remains unidentified, is still at large.
Reports suggest that two spare tires fell off the moving truck and struck the pedestrians, resulting in the deaths of the duo on the spot.
The authorities are currently searching for the missing driver, while the truck has been impounded at Tororo Central Police Station.
The bodies of the deceased have been taken to Tororo Hospital for postmortem examinations, and the injured is receiving treatment at the same facility.