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MUNDRI WEST - 4 Nov 2021

Fisherman drowns in Mundri West, W. Equatoria State

A 36-year-old fisherman drowned in Mundri West County of South Sudan's Western Equatoria State after his boat capsized in a river in Amadi Payam on Sunday evening following heavy rains.

Speaking to Radio Tamazuji on Monday, the Inspector General of police in Mundri West County, Maj. Gen. Ishaque Abboud William said the deceased's brother survived the ordeal.

"In the process when he was fishing his boat overturned. When it overturned, he drowned in the river and died. It happened on Sunday at 3 pm in Amadi Payam. His name is Gasima Barnaba, 36, years old," Abboud said. "He was with his brother in the boat fishing. His brother survived." 

Maj. Gen. Abboud urged the people to take precautions while fishing as heavy rains continue causing rivers to overflow.