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57+ die in North Darfur horror smash

May 24 - 2020 SHANGIL TOBAYA / GIREIDA
The burned-out lorry after Thursday's fatal smash (Social Media)
The burned-out lorry after Thursday's fatal smash (Social Media)

At least 57 people died, and 16 others were injured in a horrific traffic accident on the Nyala-El Fasher highway in the area of Um Dereisa near Shangil Tobaya, North Darfur on Thursday.

Witnesses confirmed that a goods vehicle and a passenger lorry collided and caught fire. No further details of the accident have been released as the incident is still under investigation.

Of the injured, six serious cases were transferred to hospital in Nyala, capital of South Darfur, while 10 were able be treated at the scene for minor injuries.

A witness told Radio Dabanga that residents of Shangil Tobaya with the help of the police and members of the Rapid Support Forces buried the dead at Shaddad camp for displaced people in the western part of the town.

No further details of the accident have been released as the incident is still under investigation.

Armed robbery

On Thursday, three people were shot dead and seven others were wounded in an armed robbery at Wadi Khidir in Gireida locality in South Darfur.

Mohamed Mousa told Radio Dabanga that at 5 pm on Thursday, a group of about 20 armed men on horses and other on motorcycles opened fire on three commercial vehicles who were on theur way from El Nadeef market in Buram locality to Gireida.

As a result, Adam Shumein, Hasoun Yagoub, and Abdelgadir El Rayah were killed. Seven others sustained bullet wounds. The attackers managed to halt two of the vehicles. “Then they robbed the passengers,” Mousa said.


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