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Detonation kills North Darfur farmer

July 18 - 2016 TAWILA LOCALITY
A displaced farmer works on his rented plot in Tawila locality, North Darfur, September 2011 (Albert González Farran/Unamid)
A displaced farmer works on his rented plot in Tawila locality, North Darfur, September 2011 (Albert González Farran/Unamid)

On Friday, a farmer was killed when a piece of unexploded ordnance (UXO) detonated in Tawila locality in North Darfur.

“Abdelshakur was ploughing his land near El Aradeib El Ashara village, 15 kilometres east of Fanga, when he hit an explosive device,” a relative of the victim told Radio Dabanga. “He was killed on the spot.”

Years of conflict have left Darfur littered with potentially deadly explosives and munitions (UXO). During the last three months, 12 people, among them children, were killed, and six were injured in UXO blasts in North Darfur. Most of them occurred in Tawila locality, popularly known as East Jebel Marra.

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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