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Floods disrupt Juba-Rumbek movements

Author : Makuac Thok | Published: Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Rumbek has been cut from Juba by both pluvial and fluvial floods, the Minister of Information in Western Lakes has told Eye Radio.

Dut Makuet says about 100 vehicles have failed to reach Rumbek town because of too much water, which has made the road muddy and slippery.

The vehicles are stuck across a river, which is also overflowing to increase the flood.

Mr Dut says the situation worsened last month; trucks are now unable to deliver goods to Rumbek.

“People are now trying to live on the little that came before the flooding,” he said.

Mr Dut went on to say the state Ministry of Physical Infrastructure will try to repair the road and find ways to ensure that the vehicles cross the river.

The same area witnessed flooding in July 2015, according to officials.

Meanwhile, Jonglei State is experiencing a similar problem. The Commissioner of Twic East County says they are not receiving goods from Bor due to flooding.

The area has been cut off from Bor and other towns from where they were receiving goods.

Heavy rains during months of July and August have caused this flooding, in addition to the overflow of the Nile River.

Mr Akoi told Eye Radio that traders from his county are trying to hire some boats to bring goods from Bor.

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