A UPDF soldier has been killed in a road accident along Kampala-Gulu highway.
The UPDF Spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire only identified the deceased as Warrant Officer 1 Omona.
He said that the incident occurred when Lt Col Simon Peter Oyo, who was driving a Range Rover brand vehicle, rammed into a stationary lorry just a few kilometers away from Kamdini around 8:00pm on Friday.
“Oyo’s cousin, Warrant officer1 Omona, died instantly,” said Karemire.
“The two were travelling to Gulu,” he added.
The deceased was attached to the Directorate of Education at UPDF Miltary Headquarters in Bombo.
Karemire said that Lt. Col Oyo, who is the Military Assistant to the Minister of State for Defense- General Duties Rtd Col Charles Engola is out of danger.
The rise of accidents on the narrow and poorly lit road calls for stronger road safety measures.
More than 20 people were killed in a bus crash in Kiryandongo last week.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website