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Two children die in North Darfur UXO blast

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Two young brothers were killed and their sister was seriously injured this morning when an item of unexploded ordnance (UXO) detonated in Mellit locality.

The Commissioner of Mellit, Abdelkarim Yousef, told reporters this morning that two boys were killed and their sister sustained serious injuries when an UXO exploded near Um Sarir village, southeast of Mellit town.

The girl was taken to Mellit Hospital.

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.