JINJA – Two police officers and a suspect have perished in an accident on Thursday morning at Magamaga Trading Center along Iganga – Jinja Highway.
The accident occurred following a head-on collision between a Premio, registration number UBF 837K, and a trailer, Reg No.KCQ 638C /ZC 738 Foton and later a side brush with a Police vehicle number UP 7483.
According to Busoga East Region Police spokesman James Mubi, three people died on spot and they are D/ AIP Mawa Emmanuel attached to General Crime at CID headquarters, D / Sgt Magara Dick from General Crime CID headquarters and Wadambwa Phillip a suspect who was being escorted.
D/Sgt Oguti survived with critical injuries and he is currently admitted to Jinja Referral Hospital.
The incident happened at around 5am.
The bodies have been conveyed to Jinja Hospital mortuary for postmortem.
Inquiries at hand to establish the cause of accident, Mr Mubi said.