Fatal drownings increase to nine in Abyei this year

A section of river Kiir in Awolnhom of Alal county in Abyei Administrative Area | Credit: Martin Kuol | AIRS 2021

The number of people who died from drowning in Abyei Administrative Area this year has risen to nine. It increased after an eleven-year-old boy drowned in a pool in Abyei Town on Saturday.

The Deputy Community Police Director in Abyei Town, Ring Deng has urged parents to monitor their children to prevent such deaths. He says the victim’s clothes were found by the water pool prompting people to search for him.