Its Reported at least 10 people are dead after a boat sank along the Nile River, close to the area of Pariak in Jonglei State in South Sudan, officials have said.
The Local Radio Station Tamaz reported citing the chairperson for the Jonglei Boats Union Mr Ajuot Aluong, he confirmed that of 75 people on board the boat at that time 10 South Sudanese were found dead after the boat en route to Bor town collided with another boat on Tuesday night.
He revealed that 75 people were onboard the boat when the incident occurred at Mabiorjiei village. Aluong further said 65 people survived the incident.
“Two people sustained injuries and they have been taken to Bor hospital for treatment,” he said.
Meanwhile, the union’s secretary-general Elijah Thongbor confirmed the incident.
“The boat was on its way from Juba to Bor. After it reached Mabiorjiei area near Pariak at 11 pm, another boat that was carrying fresh fish destined to Juba collided with it. As a result, the boat sunk with the passengers,” Thongbor explained.
The official urged people to take additional precautions after the deadly incident.