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Three Darfur children die after drinking from pond

August 26 - 2015 EAST JEBEL MARRA
A young herder with his cattle in El Sareif Beni Hussein locality, north Darfur (Albert González Farran/Unamid)
A young herder with his cattle in El Sareif Beni Hussein locality, north Darfur (Albert González Farran/Unamid)

Three young herders died in East Jebel Marra on Monday, after drinking water from a rain pool.

A relative of one of the victims informed Radio Dabanga that Aisha Suleiman Yahya (14), Abakar Ishag (12) and Ismail Adam Musa (10), as well as 20 of their goats died after drinking from a pond near Tamra village, seven kilometres east of Fanga.

“The children and their livestock died immediately after drinking from the water,” he said, highlighting the intensive aerial bombardments between February and June “that left many remnants of bombs in the area”.

He added that “many children in East Jebel Marra suffer from “swellings in their throats and heads. Recently four of them had to be taken to El Fasher for treatment”.

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