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Aweil East clerk dies in road accident

By Hou Akot Hou


A tragic car accident in Aweil East County, Northern Bahr El Gazal State has claimed the life of a local clerk.

On Tuesday evening, Tito Tiek Chuor’s motorbike collided with a Landcruiser at Amarjat market, leaving him critically injured.

He succumbed to his injuries in the early hours of Wednesday morning, leaving the community devastated.

Tiek, who served as a clerk in Aweil for years, was on his way to work in Wanyjok town, the county headquarters when the fatal incident occurred.

Eyewitnesses reported that Tiek’s motorbike collided with a car that had emerged from the nearby houses of Sultan Abdelbagi Ayii Akol, the father of H.E. Vice President Hussein Abdelbagi.

Garang Chuor, a relative of the deceased, recounted the tragic events.

“Tiek was going to Wanyjok as usual for his work duties, and as he reached Amarjal market, a car emerged from the houses of Sultan Abdelbagi and collided with him. Tiek fell off his bike, which was then crushed, and he was taken unconscious,” he said.

Despite being rushed to the hospital, the doctor’s efforts to save Tiek were unsuccessful.

“He didn’t manage to survive the doctors’ attempts to revive him. Immediately in the early hours of Wednesday, Tiek was pronounced dead. He is so young and kind,” Chuor lamented.

The late Tiek was recently promoted to a director position in the chamber of commerce at Wanyjok town. His untimely death has left the Aweil East community and the state in shock.

Many have blamed the incident on reckless driving, accusing drivers in the villages of disregarding the rights and safety of pedestrians and other road users.

On Wednesday, Aweil East Commissioner dispatched a team of officials, including the executive director, to attend the burial of late Tito Tiek Chuor in his ancestral home of Machier-Abiei in Madhol payam, Aweil East County.


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