A Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) officer has died in an accident at Nakazzi near the weighbridge in Luweero District.

According to Police, the premio vehicle registration number UAK 514U rammed into the Congolese registered trailer number CGO 4028AA07/CG0591AA07 this morning claiming the life of of Lt Benson Embogo, Mr Paul Kangave, Savannah regional police spokesperson, confirmed.

“The Premio driver was speeding when he rammed into the trailer that was branching for weighing. The Premio had three occupants. One died on spot and the other occupants were rushed to Bombo military hospital for medical attention,” Mr Kangave said.

Police said the UPDF officer was easily identified because he had the army identification card (ID) whereas the other occupants had no documents on them. By press time, police had arrested the trailer driver one Abdu Ewada to help in investigations.

This accident which happened on the Kampala –Gulu highway comes five days after six Kampala International University (KIU) students died at Kakooge in Nakasongola District when a taxi they were travelling in rammed into a stationery truck.