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At least 15 people are hospitalized at the Nimule Civil Hospital following a major accident on Juba-Nimule highway

Nov 25, 2020(Nyamilepedia) —A road accident fitting two vehicles along the Juba-Nimule highway has left at least 15 people hospitalized at the Nimule Civil Hospital.

A bleeding patient waiting treatment in South Sudan's Juba Teaching Hospital(Photo: file)
A bleeding patient waiting treatment in a South Sudan’s Hospital(Photo: past file)

According to Brig. Gen. Louis Idenge, the director of traffic police in Eastern Equatoria State, the accident happened on Tuesday afternoon when two vehicles that were speeding collided and left dozens injured.

”It was at around 3 pm in Ame Junction along Nimule -Juba highway when two Noah commuter vehicles collided.”  Brig. Gen. Louis Idenge said.

“The one from Juba has plate number SSD 269 AF and the name of the driver is Jafar Monir Dafalla 35 years old from Keliko tribe in South Sudan and a resident of Juba and the other Noah is SSD 050 AK driven by Sam Abate Philip 24 years old from Kakwa tribe and a resident of Nimule,” he added.

Brig. Gen. Louis Idenge further confirmed that the two drivers survived with injured alongside 13 passengers that were also injured.

The 15 people, which include eight women some of whom sustained broken bones, are all hospital at the Nimule civil hospital.

 “Out of the 15 casualties, 8 are women and 4 of them sustained broken bones and are in bad condition. The reason for the accident is that both of them were over speeding.” Brig. Gen. Idenge said.

Separately, the incident was confirmed by a police captain Juma George, the Director of Traffic in Nimule Town Council, when he spoke to local radio station from Nimule.

The police department calls on drivers to drive slowly although they may have a lot of festive season demands to meet.

“As you travel during this Christmas you have to move slowly because some of these drivers are in a hurry so that they get passengers who came from Kampala in Nimule. Even passengers should advise your drivers to drive slowly,” Juma cautioned.

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