Friday, March 20, 2009

Chaplain killed in car accident in Lakes state

A chaplain of Lakes state, Peter Manyok died in a car accident on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. during the visit of the high bishop of the Episcopal Church of Sudan, Daniel Deng Buol. Four others were injured on the road between Yirol West County and Rumbek Central County, at a small circle beyond Payii bride.

The late chaplain had served the church in Rumbek Diocese for two years, said Rumbek Diocese Bishop Alapayo Manyang Kuctiel De Nhieria.

A land-cruiser Prado was carrying the Bishop of Akot Diocese, Isaac Dhieu Ater, with his wife Rebecca as well as two others follower of the church on Tuesday, following the delegation of the delegations of high bishop who had flown out from Rumbek Central County on Monday to Yirol West County via Awerial county.

The day after the accident, Bishop Nhieria told journalists that he was taking medicines to Yirol West County and his car crashed down there due to the bad roads that caused unbalance to his car. He said that he asked over everyone in the car after the accident happened. He asked people seated by the door on both sides but did not hear any answer from his chaplain who was sitting in the middle. Then Bishop Ater told him that the chaplain is dead.

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