One dead, 8 injured as UPDF armored vehicle overturns in Bundibugyo

Posted: 2021-06-08T08:24:46Z
One dead, 8 injured as UPDF armored vehicle overturns in Bundibugyo

One person is dead while eight Uganda People’s Defense Forces soldiers are nursing serious injuries following a road accident in Bundibugyo District.  


The eight soldiers were injured in an accident, which also claimed the life of a pedestrian identified as Eric Kiiiza on Monday afternoon.  


According to Aggrey Okumu the Bundibugyo District police commander, the accident occurred when a numberless armored UPDF vehicle alias Nyoka lost control and overturned at Dumba cell in Bundibugyo town council along Fort Portal-Bundibugyo road. 


Okumu noted that the armored 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.   


The injured soldiers have been identified as Sgt. Godfrey Magaruru, the driver of the armored 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.