The accident occurred when a numberless armoured UPDF vehicle alias Nyoka lost control and overturned at Dumba cell in Bundibugyo town council along Fort Portal-Bundibugyo road.
People’s Defense Forces soldiers are nursing injuries following a road accident
in Bundibugyo District. The eight were injured in an accident, which also
claimed the life of a pedestrian identified as Eric Kiiiza on Monday afternoon.
occurred when a numberless armoured UPDF vehicle alias Nyoka lost control and
overturned at Dumba cell in Bundibugyo town council along Fort
Portal-Bundibugyo road. The Bundibugyo District police commander, Aggrey
Okumu, says that the armoured vehicle was on a routine road test carrying ten soldiers led by Major Issaca Irama when the accident happened. He blames
the accident on a mechanical condition that failed steering functions.
Police have identified the injured soldiers as Sgt. Godfrey Magaruru, the driver
of the armoured vehicle, Pte. Erias Muhumuza, Pte. Saturday Robert and Pte.
Gracious Tumuhairwe. Others are Cpl. John Ajuma, Cpl. Musa Kagwa, Cpl.
Sowedi Barumba anad Pte. Edgar Muramira. Okuma said all the injured soldiers are
attached to Kanyamwirima army detach in Bundibugyo.
Last month four, people died on spot in an accident in the middle of Semuliki
National Park along Bundibugyo- Fort-Portal road in Bundibugyo district. The
accident occurred when a speeding taxi lost control and hit the deceased who
were trying to cross the road while returning from collecting firewood. In
the same month, three other people were killed when a car they were travelling
in overturned at Bundikahungu in Nyahuka town council. Traffic police blamed
both incidents on reckless driving and overspeeding.
Basaija is a graduate of Uganda Christian University (UCU-Mukono) holding a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication.
He also boosts of numerous training's in the communication arena.
Before joining URN, he had served as Documentation personnel, Field news reporter, Radio presenter and News Editor.
Basaija is a social critic, an advocate for independent journalism and a young farmer.
He believes in writing for social change.
At URN Basaija is incharge of Bundibugyo, Bunyangabu and Kasese Distri