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Fatal bus accident leaves 8 people dead on Juba-Nimule highway

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December 28, 2012 (JUBA) – Eight people were killed and 35 others injured, some seriously, when a bus overturned on Juba-Nimule highway on Friday morning.

Police authorities have blamed the accident on over-speeding by the driver who then lost control 90km away from Juba, the South Sudan capital towards Nimule border.

The Friendship bus was traveling to Kampala, Uganda, when the incident occurred.

Among the dead were six Ugandans, including the driver and two Ethiopians.

The accident is the third of its kind since the 192km tarmacked highway linking the South Sudan capital with Uganda was officially opened early this year.

Over speeding in South Sudan is a common challenge faced and blamed for most of the accidents as there is no speed limit which is consistently regulated by the traffic police. Drivers always choose the speed they want to drive with while on the road.

The worst defiant drivers, according to official records from the army and security organs, are the ones who over-speed and drive cars without number plates. Many drivers, including civilians drive without a driving license.

Pedestrians also get killed on the road partly because of the over-speeding, coupled with the pedestrians’ lack of education on road crossing.

(ST)

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  • 29 December 2012 07:11, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

    Guess what is happening with Riek Machar now days?
    He is getting blind
    Might God start blindfold nyagaeen who stabbed us at the back,before we put our hands,
    Sorry for the death of those individual who died from that accident may God rest their soul in heaven,
    Dinka is back,any nyagat must be shock right now,

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    • 29 December 2012 08:46, by Malou Manyiel

      Dinka Dominated,
      I think you are the most stupid and idiotic person who always shame our beautiful tribe. What link Riek Machar with this article? Whether you like it or not, Dr. Riek is our vice president. Hell to whoever is tribalist in South Sudan like you. Even the Bible tells us that don’t enjoy or celebrate the down fall of your enemy, it might come your way. Hell to enemies of peace!!!

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      • 29 December 2012 09:03, by Mi diit

        May their souls rest in peace. South Sudan police should regulate driving in the country.
        Is Dinka Dominated SPLA/M back? He disappeared from the day the writer Isaiah Abraham was killed. He was in hiding I guess. Mr. gangster, Dr. Riek will always lead your sorry life as your VP or acting president. He will never get blind as you wish because he is not affected by heavy drinking like you.

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    • 29 December 2012 08:51, by Ayom Ayom

      Could you imagine I used this bus, when I was coming from Kampala to Juba and the speed was fair, I guess that Assistant driver cost this mess. Sorry for the lose of people lives may God rest their soul for external life.

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      • 29 December 2012 09:39, by Honesty

        Ayom
        Drivers are not trust these days especially those driving heavy vichels such as bus drivers, they first take clever liquid and then drive with hang over. sorry for 8 people who lost their lives devastatly.

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    • 29 December 2012 09:18, by bianaathling

      Hey Dinka.D welcome back,i don’t think your information is accurate and calling naath Nyagatni, this point a lone will finish you up one by one learn from the lesson learned by one of you from Gatdet Yak when he was calling him using that name.Giving fake information against Dr.Machar will not make your illiterate cow boy to be educated.Anyway sorry for the victims of the accident.

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    • 29 December 2012 11:08, by Juba City

      @ Dinka Dominated SPLM/A. You have a right to talk against Dr. riek Machar Dhurgon the Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan because he made you learn big leason that you will never forget and even you grand-children. Back in 1991, he let your mother being fuck by Lou Nuer kill your father in you present till you ran to east Africa. You idiot, this man will be your BOSS, King,& you father

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  • 29 December 2012 10:25, by Positive Thinker

    Fatal road accident which the police quickly blamed on overspeeding. There are so many who lost their dear live due drivers carelessness and nothing has been done by law enforcement agents. It is high time police begin to do something about overspending. It is good that they know, it kill.

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  • 30 December 2012 06:10, by Kuol Paul

    May God rest the soul of crashed victims in peace

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  • 30 December 2012 14:19, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

    Dear really Jieng , Please try to talk with the man name is Dinkadominate SPLA. I think this man is not real Dinka,
    Nyegaat is not Dinka ward,
    It’s Amharic word mean trader!!!!!!!!!!! what connect it for our VP ?
    again Naath Nuer are not trader like Dinka who soul their children to murle cattles. to show it that Naath N. are trader or VP.

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