Two young men die in Twic road accident, three others sustain injuries
AUTHOR: Oliver Ater | PUBLISHED: May 24, 2023
Mother Teresa Hospital where the injured are receiving treatment | Credit | Courtesy
A road accident has claimed two lives of teenage boys at Gomgoi village in Twic County, Warrap State, police have said.
They said the incident occurred when on Monday a speeding boda-boda crashed, killing both the rider and the passenger on Mayen Abun-Wunrok road.
“By the time they were going back to their residence, they were riding on a high speed,” Sgt Angelo Makuac, traffic officer in charge of road accidents in Twic County, told Mayardit FM.
Angelo identified them as Kiir Kiir Akot, 18; and Mangong Akech Deng, age 19. Their bodies were found lying on the road on Tuesday morning, he stated.
In a separate incident, Makuac said three people sustained severe injuries yesterday when the motorcycle they were riding on collided with a military pickup along Mother Teresa Hospital road in Turalei town.
He identified the injured as Machot Mayiik Yach, 20; Ayuel Thiang Thiang, 19; and Chol Bol Chol, 20. They are receiving treatments for the injuries at Mother Teresa Hospital in Turalei town.
“The three got injured when the speeding boda-boda operator was coming out from a corner, making the rider unable to stop the motorcycle,” he said.
There have been several reports of deadly road accidents in Twic County of late. In April, a similar accident claimed life of a driver in Aweng Payam.