Accident has again claimed the life of a UPDF soldier, a Warrant Officer One and wounding one in Friday evening road accident in Karuma, Kiryandongo district.
Colonel Simon Peter Oyo attached to Engineering Department at Mbuya Military headquarters and his comrade whose name the Army has denied giving, was traveling to Kampala.
Their car, Ranger Rover and whose number plate has not been identified got damaged from the facade.
Captain Lawrence Draga, the 5th Division Army Spokesperson confirmed the accident to TND News on Saturday morning.
“They were evacuated by 4th Division Army headquarters,” Captain Draga said.
In an interview with TND News shortly after we had interviewed Captain Draga, Major Telesphor Turyamumanya, the 4th Division Army Spokesperson told us what caused the Friday night accident.
“There was a stationary vehicle and a bus coming from opposite direction and in avoiding head-on with the bus, the accident occurred,” he explained.
He said the deceased (whom he didn’t disclose his names) and whose rank he said is Warrant Officer One (WO1), was attached to Education Department of the UPDF in Bombo.
“Col. Simon is getting treatment from Independent Hospital in Kampala and he’s improving after he sustained injuries,” he added.
This is the third fatal road accident in less than two weeks to have occurred along Gulu-Kampala highway in Kiryandongo district.
Last week on Friday, Gaagaa bus from Lira to Kampala collided with a farm tractor and a beer truck at Nanda, Kiryandongo district, an accident that has so far claimed 23 lives.
It later followed by another accident involving Erute North County MP, Charles Angiro Gutumoi’s car and a Fuso lorry, five days later.
Angiru survived with multiple fractures on his leg and remains admitted at Mulago National Hospital to-date.