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UXO kills three herders in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra

February 8 - 2015 EAST JEBEL MARRA
File photo by Jan Joseph Stok
File photo by Jan Joseph Stok

Three herders were killed when a piece of unexploded ordnance (UXO) detonated in East Jebel Marra today.

A listener told Dabanga that Hamdan Eisa Sa’adallah, Jaber Ahmed Saleh, and Bahreldin Yagoun Hamed were killed, together with five of their camels, in the area of from Saouda, when the explosion occurred*.

He said that the blast was very strong, and “could be heard from far away”.

*Years of conflict have left Darfur and other parts of Sudan 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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