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Two die in Darfur UXO blast

December 30 - 2015 EAST JEBEL MARRA
(file photo)
(file photo)

Two people died on Tuesday, when an explosive device detonated in East Jebel Marra.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, an eyewitness reported that Kawsar Bakheit (27) and Ahmed Sharif Eisa (35) were travelling by donkey to fetch firewood west of Fanga.

“One of the donkeys probably stepped on the bomb, which then went off” he said.

Years of conflict have left Darfur littered with unexploded ordnance (UXO). Radio Dabanga appeals to listeners throughout the region (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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