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Bomb kills three children in Sudan’s Northern State

November 14 - 2019 MEROWE
Unamid-contracted team conducts ordnance demolition process in Adar, West Darfur, March 2018 (Matilda Moyo/Unamid)
Unamid-contracted team conducts ordnance demolition process in Adar, West Darfur, March 2018 (Matilda Moyo/Unamid)

Three children were killed and a woman and forth child were injured in a bomb explosion in the area of Tangasi in Merowe in Sudan’s Northern State on Tuesday.

A listener told Radio Dabanga that the children found a bomb that was probably left over from the El Dirwa military training camp of the Sudan Armed Forces near Domei, east of Tangasi.

“They gathered around it and threw stones at it, which detonated the bomb, causing the death of Asiya (12) and Rahaf (10) Ibrahim, and Abdallah Hammad (13). Asia Shalal (50) and Bakheeta Ibrahim (6) were injured."

The people called for comprehensive surveys of the area to making sure it is clear of unexploded ordnance (UXO), unexploded bombs (UXBs), or explosive remnants of war (ERW).

* Years of conflict have left areas of Sudan littered with unexploded ordnance (UXO). Radio Dabanga appeals to listeners throughout the region (and elsewhere in our reception area) not to touch any ‘unexploded’ grenades or other ammunition found in the field. Mark its position clearly to alert others, and report it immediately to a camp elder, Unamid and/or the local police.


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