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UXO kills Darfur man, maims wife

November 25 - 2015 EAST JEBEL MARRA
Years of conflict have left Darfur littered with potentially deadly explosives and munitions (file photo)
Years of conflict have left Darfur littered with potentially deadly explosives and munitions (file photo)

A man was killed and his wife seriously injured on Wednesday when an explosive device detonated south of Fanga village in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra.

Ayman Ibrahim Eisa and his wife Halima Ibrahim were on the way to their farm. The dead man’s brother told Radio Dabanga that Eisa was riding a donkey, while Ibrahim walked alongside.

“It seems the donkey detonated a piece of unexploded ordnance,” he said. “Eisa and the donkey were killed instantly, while his wife lost both of her feet, and suffered injuries throughout her body.”

The woman is now in bedridden and in serious condition, however, the family lack the means to transport her to the hospital of El Fasher in North Darfur for treatment.

Years of conflict have left Darfur littered with potentially deadly explosives and munitions (UXO). Radio Dabanga appeals to listeners throughout Darfur (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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