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UXO blast kills two in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra

May 25 - 2016 FANGA
UXO found near Toringa in Jebel Marra on 9 March 2016
UXO found near Toringa in Jebel Marra on 9 March 2016

Two people were killed instantly when an item of unexploded ordnance (UXO) detonated in East Jebel Marra on Tuesday.

A relative of the deceased told Radio Dabanga that Abelnabi Eisa Ahmed and Yagoub Omar Hamed were returning to Fanga on their donkeys after shopping.

When the device exploded, Ahmed, Hamed, and both of their donkeys were killed instantly.

Years of conflict have left Darfur and other war-torn areas of Sudan 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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