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Darfuri man killed in Jebel Marra explosion

November 4 - 2016 TAWILA
Fragment of a grenade (UNEP)
Fragment of a grenade (UNEP)

A man in North Darfur's Tawila locality was killed on Friday morning when a remnant of war exploded

Abdelgader Yousef Eisa was on his way from his village in Falluja, south of Dubbo El Omda, to collect firewood. One of his relatives told Radio Dabanga that he walked near an unexploded ordnance (UXO), triggering its explosion.

Eisa and a nearby horse were killed on the spot.

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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