Four UPDF soldiers killed as truck rams into beer depot

Four Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers attached to Kaabong brigade have died in a motor accident.

The soldiers, whose particulars couldn’t immediately be established, were killed this morning while enroute to arrest one of their own, Pt. Jimmy Masaaba in Uzake village in Morungole sub county in Kaabong district.

Masaaba is wanted for shooting Joseph Nyerere, a foreman at a Chinese Construction Camp, following a disagreement. He was sighted in Uzake village, according to one of the residents, prompting the brigade leadership to send a team of officers for his arrest.   

But as the army car registration number, DO3DF108 sped off for the mission, it was obstructed by goats on the road causing the driver to lose control. 

The vehicle then rammed into a beer depot, killing four soldiers on the spot and injuring three others. Maj Telesphor Turyamumanya, the 3rd Division spokesman confirmed the accident, saying it occurred around 7:00 am in Kaabong Central Ward in Kaabong Town Council.

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