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BREAKING: 4 dead, 1 critically injured at SSBC antennae construction site

Juba, South Sudan,

July 13, 2021 – At four people have died and one left critically injured after falling the peaking of an antenna under construction at the South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC).

BREAKING: 4 dead, 1 critically injured at SSBC antennae construction site
Photo: New SSBC building under construction in Juba

A report seen by Nyamilepedia says the grisly accident killed three antennae construction workers on the spot while the other died at the hospital where they were rushed for medical attention.

Sources familiar with the incident said the five workers who were constructing the antennae fell off from the highest peak of the antennae nearing completion at the national broadcaster’s headquarters.

Among those who died on spot were two Chinese workers and a South Sudanese worker. Authorities were yet to comment on the incident.

The Inspector-General of Police and the Minister of Information are expected to deliver a televised address on the incident.

The Chinese are constructing the antennae and improving the infrastructural standards at the SSBC state-run television and the radio station.

This is a developing story.

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