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YIROL - 11 Oct 2019

Two inmates die after pit latrine collapses in Yirol

At least two inmates instantly died after they fell into a pit latrine at Yirol prison in Eastern Lakes State on Tuesday, a local official has said.

Speaking to Radio Tamazuj on Wednesday, the state Information minister, Marial Awok Thiel said:"The two prisoners were on top of the pit before the concrete disintegrated".

 Minister Marial pointed out that the fall of the pit latrine was caused by heavy rains in the area.

 “Among the dead was Gak Achol Kok, who was serving a prison sentence for murdering a person and the other person was 40-year-old Malueth Mathiang,” Awok said.

He added, “The two immediately died after the pit latrine collapsed”.