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'Five wounded' in emergency landing of Unamid helicopter in North Darfur

August 16 - 2015 SARAF UMRA
Emergency landing of Unamid helicopter in Saraf Umra, North Darfur, 16 August 2015 (RD)
Emergency landing of Unamid helicopter in Saraf Umra, North Darfur, 16 August 2015 (RD)

A helicopter operated by Unamid was forced to make an emergency landing in Saraf Umra, North Darfur, today. Five passengers were reportedly injured.

The aircraft was transferring the new commissioner of El Sereif Beni Hussein, Mohamed Ismail, the former commissioner, Maj. Gen. Hadi Adam Hamed, and the security head of Saraf Umra locality from El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, to Saraf Umra.

The spokesman for Unamid, Ashraf Eisa, told Radio Dabanga this (Sunday) afternoon that the incident occurred not far from the Saraf Umra Unamid base at 12.30 pm. He said that no casualties were reported as a result of a forced landing process, according to information available to him at the moment.

Eyewitnesses in Saraf Umra however told Radio Dabanga that five people were wounded, among them the Saraf Umra security director, a Unamid staff member, and three others. They said that both commissioners were unharmed.

        

        

 


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