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Regional News of Sunday, 3 February 2019

Source: nkilgi 103.7fm

3 people die at Bole after Heavy downpour yesterday

A heavy downpour in the Bole area yesterday has resulted in the death of three people from a community called Kabilma in the Bole District.

The three people were on a tricycle and while crossing a washed off bridge over a river called Yokanba which is between Dakurpe and Kabilma in the Bole District got drowned after their tricycle could not withstand the speeding water and therefore submerged alongside the three people.

Bole based Nkilgi FM spoke to the Bole District Director of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) Mr Sule Kipo and he confirmed the incident. He explained that the three dead people were on the tricycle popularly called Motor King but did not know that the bridge was washed away and so in their attempt to cross the bridge, the water carried all of them with the Motorking far away from the bridge.

A search party after several hours of search found the three dead bodies at separate locations.

The bodies have been sent to the nearest Community Dakurpe and a report made to the Bole police.

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