Juba Accident: UPDF Stuck With Body

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UPDF has identified four other dead Ugandans as 35 year old Twalib Aderebu from Arua,30 year old Neva Driciru from Yumbe, 32 year old Patrick Muhanguzi from Bushenyi, and 18 year old Rasul Chandiga from Koboko

The Uganda Peoples defense forces (UPDF) is stuck with a body of an unidentified victim of the South Sudan accident.
 
The deceased is one of the five Ugandans who died in an accident in Jabuleni, in Eastern Equatorial state during a UPDF evacuation of Ugandans in South Sudan on Tuesday.
The evacuation follows renewed fighting between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and First Vice President Riek Machar.
 
The accident occurred after a UPDF truck carrying over 100 Ugandans failed to negotiate a turn and overturned. About 54 others in the truck sustained injuries.
Lt Hassan Kato, the UPDF spokesperson 4th Division told URN that they are stuck with the body of a male adult, who has not been identified at the 4th division's mortuary. 

 He says no one who was aboard the vehicle during the incidence could identify the deceased.
 
Meanwhile four other bodies have been identified as; 35 year old Twalib Aderebu from Arua,30 year old Neva Driciru from Yumbe, 32 year old Patrick Muhanguzi from Bushenyi, and 18 year old Rasul Chandiga from Koboko.
In Total, six Ugandans died during the evacuation process in which the UPDF successfully evacuated 38,000 civilians.
 
The fighting which broke out on July 7,  left 300 people dead and thousands displaced.




 
 

 

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Alex Otto
“Journalism that changes lives is my goal,” Alex Otto has said on more than one occasion. That is his career’s guiding principle. Has been since he was a radio journalist in the northern Ugandan town of Gulu in 2009.

Otto passionately believes his journalism should bring to the fore the voices of the voiceless like the shooting victims of Apaa. Otto tries in his journalism to ask tough questions to those in positions of authority.

Based in the Kampala bureau, Otto is especially interested in covering agriculture, politics, education, human rights, crime, environment and business. He has reported intensively on the post-conflict situation in northern Uganda.

A URN staff member since 2014, Otto previously worked with The Observer Newspaper from 2012 to 2013 and later the Institute for War and Peace Reporting IWPR based in Gulu.

He was the URN Gulu bureau chief 2014-2016.