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Boy dies as UXO detonates in East Jebel Marra, Darfur

May 31 - 2015 EAST JEBEL MARRA
An unexploded bomb, found in East Jebel Marra (file photo)
An unexploded bomb, found in East Jebel Marra (file photo)

A young herder (10) from Taradona village in East Jebel Marra was killed today, when a piece of unexploded ordnance (UXO) detonated.

A relative of Ayman Suleiman Musa told Radio Dabanga that the incident occurred in the area between Taradona and Khazan Tunjur this (Sunday) afternoon.

“Musa was grazing his sheep when the UXO detonated,” he said. “We went to search for him after we heard the explosion, and found him, and three of his sheep, torn to pieces.”

Years of conflict have left Darfur littered with potentially deadly explosives and munitions (UXO). Radio Dabanga appeals to listeners throughout Darfur (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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