On the same evening, Hilary Lopeyok, the assistant inspector of schools in Kaabong district survived narrowly, when the speeding Longiro river almost overpowered his car. Lopeyok, who was travelling to Kotido for an official duty with four others struggled for more than one hour before the rescue team helped them out. The river has cut off the road to Kaabong from Kotido for close to a month.
The incident happened at Lokichar Bridge along Moroto-Kotido road as they returned to Moroto from Kotido, some 35 kilometers from Moroto town. An eye witness says the driver could have underrated the strength of the water as he crossed through the fierce river.