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At Least 2 Died and Over 4,600 others Injured in South Sudan Capital on Christmas Eve

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

December 27, 2019(Nyamilepedia) — A shocking report from South Sudanese capital, Juba, indicates that at least two (2) people died on Christmas Eve and over four thousands six hundred (4,600) others were injured on Christmas Eve, according to police and hospital reports.

Speaking to media, a senior doctor and the Medical Director of Incidents and Emergency, Dr. Alier Marko, confirmed that at least two people died on spot because of excessive bleeding from a skyrocketing number of nearly 5, 000 people that got injured on Christmas in the capital, Juba.

“Two people died on Christmas day because of too much bleeding and we have recorded four thousands six hundred patients and those who got injured in the last two days of Christmas” Dr. Alier Marko, Medical Director of Incidents and Emergency, said.

“Yesterday was the worst day for us because we received many patients who got injured” Marko continued.

According to Dr. Alier, most of the injuries are linked to night robberies, where residents were attacked with machetes(pangas), knives and guns while other injuries are associated to motorcycle accidents, youth fighting and domestic violent.

Responding to the reports from the Juba Teaching Hospital, the police spokesman, Maj. Gen. Justin accused the “niggas” or “gangsters” of creating such a high insecurity to the city on Christmas Eve but said those who were involved were arrested and shall be taken to court.

Juba has been rocked by high insecurity throughout the years despite curfews and present of many roadblocks that are manned by the police and huge presence of the army in the city.

The capital is a home to over 30,000 armed men in uniform, and prisons are full with inmates, some of whom have stayed here for almost 10 years, but still that does not limit the crime rate as poverty pushes both civilians and armed men and women to the streets to find means to feed their starving families.

Many incidents have been blamed on “unknown gunmen” who are now commonly referred as “niggas”.

During his recent visit to prisons, President Salva Kiir promised to release some of the inmates “who have shown good behavior”; however, majority of the inmates have never been taken to court to be dealt with according to the law.

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