Sudan schoolchildren drown in Nile flood

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Discover of Karima metropolis and tge River Nile in Sudan on March 6, 2013Image copyright
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The boat capsized spherical 750km north of the capital Khartoum

Not decrease than 24 kids on their methodology to faculty and a medical expert have drowned when their boat sank in northern Sudan.

Extra than Forty kids had been on the boat, whose engine failed in an impressive most modern as it crossed a 2.5km (1.6m) flooded space map the River Nile.

The kids, who had been between the ages of seven and 16, began to apprehension, leaned to one aspect and the boat overturned, the faculty’s headmaster suggested the BBC.

Finest two our bodies have been stumbled on.

Ab el-Khayr Adam Yunis, the headmaster of the Kenba High College, acknowledged the pupils on the total dash to faculty on foot, but have been using a ship for the past week due to flooding after heavy rain.

“Of us that died had been mostly ladies,” he suggested the BBC’s Focus on Africa radio programme.

“One family misplaced 5 daughters, and one other three households misplaced two kids every, and two households misplaced three kids every.”

The mobile phone community became as soon as down as a result of the rains, making it complex for the headmaster to tale the accident.

As rapidly as the telephones began working, they contacted the total splendid towns end by – Abu Hamad, Karima and Ed-Damer – but had been tranquil expecting attend after 5 hours, he acknowledged.

The space’s residents are mostly from the Manaseer tribe. They’ve long raised concerns in regards to the flooding of their land as a result of the construction of a controversial dam, the BBC’s Mohanad Hashim reports.

Sudan’s annual wet season lasts from June till slack October.

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