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Police car accident kills three and injures more in Jonglei


February 27, 2013 (BOR) - A police vehicle carrying 28 people overturned in Bor on Tuesday, while returning from Tibeck Police headquarters, the Inspector General of South Sudan Police service said on Tuesday.

Akuei Bair, said one policeman was killed at the scene of the crash, while two women who were also on board died after they were admitted to the hospital.

The police vehicle was moving at high speed, Bair said, and after reaching a roundabout the driver lost control which “lead the vehicle to pass on wrong side of the road” before it overturned despite attempts made by the driver to control it.

An eye witnesses, Paul Galuak, said the vehicle approached the town at high speed from the police headquarters, which is situated a few kilometers outside Bor town to be received by the new South Sudan Inspector General of Police on Tuesday morning.

The car had 28 police men and women on board, before it over turned. As well as the three people killed, 25 others are in a serious condition in Bor civil hospital.

“All of us have injuries except the driver whose body has got no injury, you have seen everybody have paint in his body now,” one of the victims, who identified himself as James, told Sudan Tribune at Bor civil hospital on Wednesday.


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  • 28 February 2013 08:24, by master

    the driver was drunkard and tightened his belt

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    • 28 February 2013 08:33, by Tong dut

      The police driver was drunked with blood of people they used to killed in jonglei,Every day jonglei and lakes state the ghost states in south sudan.
      Is it not GOD punishiment to you?

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      • 28 February 2013 10:03, by Tong dut

        Were is the police boss mrpieng Kuol at jonglei? What have you done now, police vehecles to killed people and you said you are their boss. Fuckin police boss at jonglei mr Pieng kuol.

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        • 28 February 2013 12:18, by Wendemagangdit

          Tong Dut,
          You don’t need to abuse someone inorder to make a point. It only make you sound childish and stupid. Please try to grow up. These comments are read all over the world and people like you will make the world to look at us in a bad image. If you have a problem with Lt. Ping Deng don’t bring it here. Thanks.

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        • 28 February 2013 15:02, by Ahmed Chol

          Aggressiveness combined with pride make cars overturn in a dry flat ground. This doesn’t happen anywhere in the world. Driver of this car deserves jail time with his license revoke for 5 years. Death in car accidents should be equated to killing people using a gun, this is to enforce good driving. Do this, otherwise, he will kill people and stay alive again. punish him to deter reckless drivers.

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      • 28 February 2013 10:04, by Tong dut

        Were is the police boss mrpieng Kuol at jonglei? What have you done now, police vehecles to killed people and you said you are their boss. Fuckin police boss at jonglei mr Pieng kuol.

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      • 28 February 2013 12:48, by Konybai

        Mr Tong Dut,
        you need to go to school boy

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  • 28 February 2013 08:29, by Madingthith

    May their Souls rest in Peace
    I convey my sincere heartfelt condolences to the families of the police car victims and pray for Almighty God to rest them in eternal life. Our Police drivers all over the ten states are driving recklessly like that in the whole country, and if ask why so they said it how police car drive. Now is that the driving they talk about.
    Police drivers are like that

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    • 28 February 2013 08:37, by salah

      Police drive like that everywhere in the world. It is very sad.

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  • 28 February 2013 08:34, by Eastern

    Police in South Sudan has some of the WORST DRIVERS in the whole world! It is very common for you to spot police cars in Juba streets rising at with the hazard lights blinking to intimidate other road users. The evil-looking comouflaged toyota landcruisers are just disgusting to the new country. Police and the millitary need to reign in their errand drivers. My heart is with the family of the dead

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  • 28 February 2013 08:36, by Turism

    waaw! is govt car also envlve in crashing people down like the pravite ones, what can the law say about this case? my condelonces message goes to the families of disease, may their suol rest in peace!

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  • 28 February 2013 08:53, by Kenyang

    Reckless driving, often scaring off residents and acting as if public roads belong to military only is de-service to very public they they are serving. Hopefully, the new police general, Mr. Pieng will address this wild behavior and to instill in them sense of humility, responsibility and respect especially to civilians.

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    • 28 February 2013 09:57, by Gatwiituor

      the police and arms are always drive like they cannot die,reckless driving is the one result to lost of these strong young men ,may God rest their soul in peace ,what a sham the arrival of corrupt/criminal newly appointed IGp in jonglei marked by death of pple,it would have been better if he was one died in that incident ,death to him ,

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  • 28 February 2013 09:44, by Gabriel Ajak

    Jongleida, we needn’t to give that big responsibilities of 28 people to be drive by somebody who have no much control of his own mind,somebody taking two bottle every morning before even brushing and go to the work, such a people need to be dismiss from the government work before committed an accident.

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    • 28 February 2013 12:49, by Nuer Empire

      All military vehicles are driven at high speeds with ethanol(12%) in their mind in every morning.We should drink alcohols at the end of the work.
      The Nuer Empire

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  • 28 February 2013 10:33, by Biggy

    The South Sudan forces have the most reckless drivers in the planet earth some call themselves proper and so many more then what is the need of having the traffic police here if the officers can commit this crimes i wish the police inspector to hire professional drivers from the public rather than this former gorillas who dont have sense of humanity who drinks all their salaries.

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  • 28 February 2013 12:08, by Wendemagangdit

    We are losing lives every day. One can never say an accident can be avoided but if you follow defensive driving rules you can make an accident but it will never be severe.
    The traffic have to step up their duty and save lives and property. May God rest the lives of the deceased in peace.

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  • 28 February 2013 12:56, by Maikir II

    I regret to convay my condolence to the families of th late three polices who died during the accident ,almighty god rest thier soles in heavenly father.

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    • 28 February 2013 13:23, by julia

      my heart felt condolence goes to the innocent mother,may almighty God rest her saul the eternal peace,
      that drunk driver was hurrying up to pleasure their in-law Pieng Deng.forgetting that he is responsible for the lift of valuable people on board which can proscuite my much favor to s.sudan what pieng can do in 100 yrs in one day/minute.

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    • 28 February 2013 18:20, by Nuer Empire

      Lorjok Jaak.Maikir Jaak,Kidit Jaak Dak ka diok.
      The Nuer Empire

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  • 28 February 2013 16:22, by Dengda

    The issue of reckless driving and accident in South Sudan is become social issue, the worst of all are police and army forces. I don’t think police really understand their roles and duty as to enforce law and order. Also blaming system which has no regard about passing traffic and road accidents laws. To stop reckless driving which had claimed so many precious lives, traffic police inability too.

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  • 1 March 2013 09:24, by Ayuen deng

    This accident show how weak is our traffic police rule and regulations on safety driving in town.the live lost will blame authority

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