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Darfur child dead, another loses legs in UXO blast

September 27 - 2016 JEBEL MARRA
UXO in Darfur (File photo)
UXO in Darfur (File photo)

One young boy has died, and another had both legs blown-off when an item of unexploded ordnance (UXO) detonated in Darfur on Tuesday.

According to a relative, Mohiuddin Mahmud Issa (12) and Yusuf Hamid (17) found the item in the field near  Al Aradib Al Ashara in eastern Jebel Marra.

It detonated when the boys started playing with it. Issa was killed indstantly by the ensuing blast, while Hamid lost both legs.

Years of conflict have left Darfur and other war-torn 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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