One soldier has died and five others injured in a fatal accident involving the convoy of General Aronda Nyakairima, the Chief of Defense Forces. The accident occurred on Wednesday at Indebu area in Okollo Sub County about 56 Kilometers from Arua town. It came after the front tyre of the land cruisernumber H4DF 1188 in which the soldiers were traveling got a puncture forcing the vehicle to veer off the road and overturn.
William Bariyo, the regional traffic officer says they are under instructions from the army not to reveal the identities of the accident victims.
He however says that one of the soldiers was injured critically and was rushed to Arua Referral hospital for treatment while the remaining soldiers flew with Aronda to Kampala.
Lt. Mark Mutono, the West Nile UPDF spokesperson says the identities of the accident victims will be revealed later today after their families have been notified about the incident. He blames the accident on the tyre burst, which he suspects could have been caused by excessive heat on the road.