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120 homes razed by North Darfur blaze

March 21 - 2019 EL LAEET JARELNABI
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A massive fire in a North Darfur village has left hundreds of people homeless and destitute.

The fire, that broke out on Monday, at Umgulla village west of El Laeet Jarelnabi in North Darfur, completely destroyed 120 houses, large quantities of food, groundnuts and millet crops.

The losses are estimated at SDG 4 million ($85,000*).

The exact cause of the fire is still being investigated. There are no reports of serious injury.

One of the victims said the fire left hundreds of people in the open without shelter. He appealed to the authorities and organisations to provide aid to them.

As effective foreign exchange rates can vary widely in Sudan, Radio Dabanga bases all SDG currency conversions on the Market Makers Mechanism-determined daily US Dollar rate quoted by the Central Bank of Sudan (CBoS).

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