Blast Kills Eight Children in Sudan, Police Say

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    Blast Kills Eight Children in Sudan, Police Say

    Eight children were killed on Saturday in the Sudanese city of Omdurman when an unidentified object they found exploded, a police spokesman told AFP.

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Eight children were killed on Saturday in the Sudanese city of Omdurman when an unidentified object they found exploded, a police spokesman told AFP.
Seven children were killed on the spot, while the eighth one died of wounds at a hospital, Gen. Hashim Abdelrahim said.

He said the children, who were thought to be searching for scrap that they later sell, came across a "strange object" that "exploded" when they handled it.

The area where the incident took place in north Omdurman hosted a military facility several years ago.


Sudanese state media confirmed that eight children had died in a blast. It did not offer details.

Abdelrahim said police were investigating the incident.

Many school-age children often have to resort to menial jobs to earn a living amid a worsening economic crisis that has seen food prices soar.

The economic crisis has triggered nationwide protests for more than three months against the rule of President Omar al-Bashir.

Bashir has remained defiant. He imposed a nationwide state of emergency on Feb. 22 to quell the demonstrations, seen as the biggest challenge to his three-decade rule

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