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Amuru: Three held, truck torched after log hits man dead

AMURU | A 26-year-old man died on the spot after a log he was trying to load onto a truck fell back and hit him.

Ivan Bongomin was hit by a log during loading process in Pailyec Parish in Amuru Sub-county on Wednesday, Police said.

Three people have been arrested and charged with illegal logging and criminal negligence in the northern district. Also wanted is the driver of the truck, who is still at large.

The scene has been visited by team of officers from Amuru Police Station and the body of body recovered and taken to Gulu Hospital for postmortem.

The incident had prompted irate local residents to storm the logging scene with apparent intent to revenge the death of Bongomin.

The residents burnt the crane vehicle that was loading there logs.

Case has been registered under SD 08/04/09/2018 at Amuru Main Station.

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