Adut Chol boat tragedy: 3 bodies retrieved

Three of the five bodies of women who drowned in Adut Chol river in Warrap State last weekend have been recovered, an official has said.

On Sunday, a boat carrying 10 people capsized during a heavy rainstorm, killing all the five women. The other five, who were all men, survived. They were returning home from the Yinh Liet market.

A body of a pregnant mother remains among those missing, according to the commissioner of Gogrial West County, Victor Wek.

“Two of the bodies were found yesterday floating on the water near Kuajok town,” Wek told Mayardit FM.

Wek appealed to the area residents, especially those living adjacent to the river to help in recovery of the remaining two bodies.

Earlier, an eyewitness had said there were 12 people in the boat when it capsized on Sunday evening.

The deceased were identified as: Aliet Mawien Ngong, Anger Tong Muonydeng, Ajak Madhieu Garang ,Akauc Lual Agak, and Bong Arop Adup.

And the survivors are Adup Madhieu Garang, Abuk Garang Adup, Awal Mayen Akec, Akuol Nyok Majook, and Aluet Nyok Ader.