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22 children drown as boat sinks in Sudan

Baku, August 15, AZERTAC

At least 22 children have drowned in Sudan when their boat sank in the Nile while they were on their way to school, according to official media, Al Jazeera reported.

A woman also died when the vessel went down around 750km north of the capital, Khartoum, with more than 40 children on board, the SUNA news agency reported on Wednesday.

The accident occurred when the boat's engine broke down as result of heavy rains and winds in Beheir district in the Nile River state.

Civil defense forces were still searching the Nile river for the bodies of the victims.

 

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