A doctor returned with an assault rifle hidden under a lab coat and shot seven people, killing one girl in an attack that left doctors battling for their own lives, authorities said. Witnesses described a chaotic scene as gunfire erupted spreading terror as workers locked themselves inside patients and chambers . Bello was permitted to resign amid sexual harassment allegations from the hospital in 2015, according to two law enforcement officials. In unrelated instances, the physician had been arrested in 2004 on a complaint of sexual abuse, according to a police report, after a 23-year-old woman told police Bello seized her, lifted her up and carried her off, saying, “You are coming with me.” Based on New York State Education Department records, Bello experienced a permit to practice as an international medical graduate to gain experience in order to be accredited.

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After being taken in fighting in northeastern South Sudan whenever the clinic he was in need to be evacuated because of approaching gunfire Thouk Reath, 19, was recovering from a leg amputation.

Patients and doctors in the clinic at the town of Maiwut risked being caught up in an army offensive closed in on the nearby opposition-stronghold Pagak.

The United Nations said last week that approximately 5,000 people had fled to neighbouring Ethiopia to escape the fighting, also rebel spokesman Lam Paul Gabriel told.

“I was shot along with my leg has been amputated in Maiwut Hospital where I was regaining until we had been advised to flee,” said Thouk, lying beneath a blue sheet.

“It was a challenging journey. We were first driven to Pagak, subsequently flown to Old Fangak and then taken to the hospital across the river from boat.”

Old Fangak is a little, spread-out town of mud huts on both banks of the White Nile, approximately 300 kilometres (190 miles) in Maiwut. By boat, the way to receive visitors is without the access to the region by main streets.

Thouk was in Maiwut, about 25 kilometres from Pagak after being homeless a very first time when his village came under attack. He thinks they might be dead and hasn’t seen his parents because.

A South Sudanese whose leg was amputated Due to a gunshot wound, Thouk Reath, hasn’t seen his parents because his village came under assault


Approximately 20 individuals and Thouk’s arrival has witnessed the Old Fangak hospital extended into treatment rooms lined with metallic beds and blankets that were warm by one tent, all coated with rainproof tarpaulins.

Operating theatre nurse Robbie Gray, trying to find the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), recalls being advised to “prevent mid-surgery” to flee the Maiwut clinic.

“I was assisting an operation when we suddenly heard about gunshots out Maiwut. We had been advised to immediately evacuate,” he told AFP.

In Old Fangak, Gray, with a group of employees and nine other ICRC doctors, has been treat patients who fled Maiwut, most of them suffering gunshot wounds.

In a different part of the treatment facility Nyachan Makuach with a gunshot wound to her abdomen. Lying in woollen blankets, she succeeds in and out of consciousness. Her eyes are drips from her forehead that is little.

In accordance with hospital staff she’s traumatised from the memory of watching her father.

“She recalls all,” said that the ICRC’s surgical group leader Louise Humphreys.

Makuach’s uncle, who came to Old Fangak, is dropping months’ worth of work.

“But now we are glad to receive treatment here,” he said.

– ‘Fighting will last’ –

When President Salva Kiir detained of plotting a coup, his former deputy, Riek Machar South Sudan’s civil war erupted in December 2013.

Fighting between government and opposition forces in South Sudan has driven tens of thousands from their homes


Tens of thousands have been killed and countless made from their homes in the years because a series of peace deals have been abandoned. The newest statistics say half of of the population — approximately six million people — will require emergency food aid this month.

With combating with continuing around Pagak, the Old Fangak clinic has scaled-up its team numbers, flying in other doctors and nurses.

“The past months have seen tens of thousands of people being homeless,” the rebel spokesman Lam told AFP.

“If the military progresses, the fighting will last.”

Pagak’s loss could be a major defeat to the already weakened opposition.

David Shearer, head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), stated last week that he was “seriously concerned” by the situation and called for both parties to stop the fighting.