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Seven children still missing after North Darfur village fire

June 8 - 2015 TAWILA LOCALITY
(file photo)
(file photo)

Ten of the 17 children, who went missing after a large fire broke out in Koto village, Tawila locality, three days ago, have been found.

“They had fled the inferno by hiding in the bushes near the village,” a villager reported to Radio Dabanga on Sunday. “We are still searching for the remaining seven children.”

More than 400 families are living in the open, after they lost everything they owned in the fire last Friday, he said. “The entire village burned to ashes.”

He appealed to the North Darfur state authorities and relief organisation to provide assistance to the victims “as soon as possible”.


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