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Accident involving UNMISS convoy leaves one dead, other in critical condition in Jonglei

A tragic accident involving a UNMISS convoy and a motorcycle in Jonglei has left one person dead and another in critical condition, prompting a thorough investigation by local authorities.

Chol John-merry Alier

A United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) vehicle was involved in a fatal collision with a motorcycle on Monday afternoon, resulting in one death and leaving another individual critically injured, according to police reports.

The accident occurred in Baidit Payam, Jonglei State, as two young men on a motorcycle collided with the UNMISS convoy. Major General Elias Costa Augustino, the police commissioner of Jonglei State, provided details to Hot In Juba. “The UNMISS convoy was travelling to Baidit, and the motorcycle was heading towards Bor town when the accident happened,” he explained.


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One of the motorcyclists was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other was rushed to the hospital with severe injuries. “The survivor’s condition is critical,” Major General Augustino added.

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The cause of the accident remains under investigation, with a police team set to examine the site for further information.

Major General Augustino urged caution among motorists and boda-boda riders, advising them to moderate their speed and be vigilant, especially on the now well-maintained but dusty Baidit road.

Bol Chau, the Medical Director at Bor Civic Hospital, confirmed the immediate transfer of the injured man to the UNMISS clinic due to the severity of his condition. “After initial treatment at Bor Civic Hospital, the critical nature of his injuries necessitated his move to the UNMISS hospital,” Chau stated.

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