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Two die in North Darfur UXO explosion

July 10 - 2016 FANGA
UXO found near Toringa in Jebel Marra on 9 March 2016 (RD)
UXO found near Toringa in Jebel Marra on 9 March 2016 (RD)

Two women died and a man was seriously injured when a piece of unexploded ordnance (UXO) detonated in Tawila locality in North Darfur on Friday. 

“The three victims were on their way from Tamra village to Fanga on Friday morning, when one of the women stepped on a bomb,” a listener told Radio Dabanga from Fanga.

“Um Kaltoum Bakheet Yahya (35) and Saadia Omar Jacob (18) were blown to pieces. “Abdelgader Ishag Adam (22) lost his hands and feet, and was transferred to a health centre in Fanga,” he reported. 

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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