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Detonating UXO kills herder in North Darfur

April 29 - 2015 TAWILA
An unexploded missile on the way to Tabit, North Darfur, in 2011 (Unamid)
An unexploded missile on the way to Tabit, North Darfur, in 2011 (Unamid)

A herder in eastern Jebel Marra in North Darfur's Tawila locality was killed on Tuesday when a piece of unexploded ordnance (UXO) detonated.

“Abdelhalim Omar Adam (21) was herding his camels in the area of Turbo, south of Dubo El Omda, when a war remnant exploded. He died instantly, together with two of his camels,” a witness told Radio Dabanga.

He also reported that the Sudanese Air Force is conducting “intensive flights above the area, without dropping bombs”.

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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