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Four kids die, five injured as ammo explodes in North Darfur, Abyei

March 11 - 2015 NYALA / ABYEI
Landmines (file photo)
Landmines (file photo)

Five children have been injured in the El Riyadh District in Nyala, capital of North Darfur, while playing with ammunition they had found.

A medical source at Nyala educational hospital said that the emergency unit of the hospital received five children, all aged younger than five. The injuries were sustained from playing with ammunition, and setting it on fire.

The source added that some of the children need emergency surgery and others need plastic surgery, especially those injured in the face.


In Reel Bar village in the Abyei area of South Kordofan, four children died in a landmine explosion. Kowal Paul Akwank, one of the village elders said that four children died while they were out hunting.

*Years of conflict have left Darfur and other parts of Sudan 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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