Fourth South Sudan refugee injured in World Cup game scuffle dies

By The Eastafrican

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ARUA- As the World marked the Refugee day, four families that fled South Sudan due to insurgency are mourning the death of their loved ones following a violent tribal clash that erupted at Tika Zone in Rhino Camp settlement in Arua District, on Sunday.

The fourth person, who sustained severe injuries, during a fight that erupted over a World Cup game on Sunday died on Wednesday.

The West Nile Police Spokesperson, Ms Josephine Angucia, confirmed the death of the 13-year-old boy who was admitted at Rhema Hospital. This brings to four, the number of South Sudan refugees who died following the violence,” she said.

She said a decision would be taken by the district security committee to either ban operations of video and discos in the camps because they are a potential security threat.

“We discovered during the community policing that the two tribes (Nuer and Dinka) may not be able to settle well because there are a lot of counteraccusations over simple issues,” Ms Angucia said.

At the onset of the influx of the refugees, a section of humanitarian agencies, opinion leaders and land lords asked the police and the Office of the Prime Minister to discourage disco hall operations in camps.

On whether video and disco halls have been allowed in the camps, the Brigade Commander, Col Bernard Tuhame, they are investigating why six video halls have been established in the camps. “Some of the people do not know how to control their anger in case an argument ensues,” he said.

The police have confirmed that Thon Majok, 18, Mabok Simak, 50, Aleu Anei Aleu, 32 and John Mayang, 13 died as a result of the Sunday night fight during the World Cup match between Brazil and Switzerland.