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Sudan: Last Nile boat tragedy victim found

August 30 - 2018 EL BUHEIRA
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The body of the last of 23 victims of the tragedy of August 15 in which 22 school children and a woman doctor drowned when the boat they were travelling capsized in the Nile, has been found.

The people of El Manaseer region north of Khartoum in River Nile state report that they have found the last person who was still missing following the disaster of El Buheira. The boat sank while moving from El Kanisa area in the administrative unit of El Kabna. The students were on their way to school.

MP Mubarak Abbas who represents Abu Hamad constituency, said the parliament has instructed the provision of a river ambulance to El Buheira locality, three transportation means and 500 life jackets to the students.


Sudan’s President Omar Al Bashir visited the area shortly after the catastrophe and pledged the construction of a mixed model bicameral school at El Buheira in memory of the victims. Al Bashir also pledged to sponsor Umra* for the parents of those killed and suggested re-naming El Kanisa area “The Village of Martyrs”.

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