A road accident along South Sudan’s major highway on Saturday, killed twelve people with several others critically wounded on the Juba-Nimule highway.
National Police spokesperson, Gen Daniel Justine Boulo said “The people believed to be from one family, were travelling in a Toyota Noah vehicle from Juba to Nimule when their vehicle hit by a fuel tanker at Amee Junction”
He said that the survivors are being attended to at Nimule Hospital, Eastern Equatoria State.
“Most accident victims are in critical condition,” he added. The Juba-Nimule Highway is narrow and has many bends.
A head-on collision between a bus and a truck carrying goods from Uganda claimed sixty lives in 2014. In May this year, another accident left four people injured.
Accidents are common along the Nimule-Juba road. Several road users have often attributed the accidents to the absence of speed bumps and potholes.
Since its commissioning in 2012, USAID-grant funded 192-kilometre road has not had any major infrastructural upgrade. Arrangements are underway for the recovery of bodies and burial of the twelve affected persons.