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Fatal accident kills man instantly at Juba University junction

By James Atem Kuir

An unnamed man has been killed after his boda-boda collided with a dumper truck in front of Juba University on Sunday morning.

An eye witness, who was present at the scene of accident at that time but chose to remain anonymous narrated his account of the incident to Juba Monitor.

“The accident was a terrible sight and even the boda was damaged beyond recognition, at the round there were hundreds of people and women were wailing. The truck driver is to blame for the fault,” he said.

According to Majak Arol, the Assistant Inspect General for Traffic who confirmed the incident to Juba Monitor yesterday, a dumper truck was coming to Custom when it crashed the boda-boda killing the rider instantly.

“A dumper which was heading to Juba Town from Custom Market, upon reaching Juba University junction, knocked the boda-boda rider, killing him on spot,” the Senior Traffic police Officer said.

The Assistant IGP added that the suspected driver has been arrested pending investigations while the body of the victim has been taken to Giada Military.

“The suspect was arrested and investigations are under way. The body of the deceased has been taken to Giada Military Hospital’s Mortuary,” he said.

A similar tragic accident last week claimed lives of five people when a driver under the influence of alcohol ran into people who were dinning out in the evening along Tumbura Street.

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