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Three dead, 115 houses destroyed in South Darfur fires

April 8 - 2015 EL RADOOM / GIREIDA
Fire in a Darfur village (RD file photo)
Fire in a Darfur village (RD file photo)

Three people burned to death in El Radoom locality in South Darfur on Tuesday. The massive fire destroyed 85 houses.  In El Nasr district in Gireida, 30 houses went up in flames, as well as a mosque and a Koran school.

“Two children and an adult died in the fire that broke out in the area of Wad Hujam,” a villager who escaped the inferno told Radio Dabanga. “85 houses burned to the ground.”

In El Nasr district of Gireida town, a fire broke out in a house at 2.30 pm on Tuesday.

“It spread quickly owing to the heavy wind. 30 houses went up in flames, as well as a mosque and the adjacent Nur El Hoda Koran School, that hosts 230 Koran students and teachers,” a resident of the neighbourhood reported.

He appealed to the South Darfur authorities and aid organisations to provide of aid to the affected, “as the people lost all their belongings”.


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