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Four die in separate fire outbreaks in Aweil East

Author: Alhadi Hawari | Published: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Unconfirmed image of massive fire gutting houses in Korok, Lol State.

Four more people have reportedly died as a result of the Lol State firestorm that extended to two villages in the neighboring Aweil East State.

This was confirmed by Branch Director of the South Sudan Red Cross in the area.

The inferno started in Korok East in Lol State on Sunday night leaving at least 36 people and scores injured.

Peter Kuot Dut told Eye radio that the same inferno extended to Aweil East on Monday morning.

He said the incident happened in the villages of Mayom Akuot and Mang’ar Akwech which are adjacent to Lol state.

“The one of Aweil East is the same disaster that has extended to Aweil East in parts of Mayom Akout and Mangar Akwech. So it has also destroyed houses there. At least four people are confirmed dead and around 20 households destroyed,” Peter Kuot told Eye Radio.

He also said that the fire has left many homeless with many now taking shelter under trees.

Peter Kuot said the victims of the firestorm are in dire need of food, water and shelter.

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