UPDF Major killed in Mabira accident

UPDF Major killed in Mabira accident
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A UPDF soldier at the rank of major who was trying to overtake a line of vehicle in Mabira forest died on the spot when his vehicles was involved in a head –on collision with an oncoming trailer, police have said.

According to Ssezibwa police region spokesperson, SP Hellen Butoto, the fatal accident happened at around 1pm on Friday at  Sanga-Mabira near the new picnic site along the Kampala-Jinja highway.

“It is alleged that a Toyota Land Cruiser V8 registration number UBQ 424N driven by Maj Habib Nsamba Katakabire from Kampala to Jinja side overtook vehicles and in the process collided with a Howo Trailer registration number UBP which was coming from Jinja side,” Butoto said.

He said after the collision,  the Toyota Land Cruiser rolled over and knocked another vehicle, a Toyota Premio registration number UBP 411L driven by a police officer attached to Bweyogerere police.

Police said Maj Nsamba died on the spot while the driver of the  trailer, Muhammad Kasozi sustained injuries and is currently admitted to Kawolo hospital for treatment.

Butoto added that the deceased’s body has been taken to Kawolo hospital mortuary for postmortem while the three vehicles have been taken to Mabira Police Station yard pending inspection.

“The cause of the accident is careless overtaking by the driver of Toyota Land cruiser V8 but investigations are still underway.”


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