Four Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) officers have lost their lives in a deadly motor accident.
The deceased who were attached to Kaabong Brigade died on Monday morning while on a mission to arrest one of their own, Pt Jimmy Masaaba, who is wanted for shooting Joseph Nyerere, a foreman at a Chinese Construction Camp, following a disagreement.
According to Daily Monitor newspaper, Pt Masaaba, was sighted in Uzake village, Morungole Sub County in Kaabong District, prompting the brigade leadership to send a team of officers for his arrest.
Eyewitnesses revealed that as the army car registration number DO3DF108 sped for the mission, it was obstructed by goats on the road causing the driver to lose control and the vehicle rammed into a beer depot, killing four soldiers on spot and injuring three others.
Maj Telesphor Turyamumanya, the 3rd Division Spokesman confirmed the accident, saying it occurred at around 7.00am in Kaabong Central Ward in Kaabong Town Council.
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