At least 150 people were killed during two days of fighting in the latest ethnic clashes over land disputes in Sudan’s southern Blue Nile state.
The bloodshed is the worst in recent months and crowds took to the streets of Blue Nile’s state capital Damazin in protest yesterday, chanting slogans condemning a conflict that has killed hundreds this year.
A total 150 people including women, children and elderly were killed between Wednesday and Thursday,” said Abbas Moussa, head of Wad al-Mahi hospital. “Around 86 people were also wounded in the violence.”
hundreds marched through Damazin yesterday, some calling for the state governor to be sacked. “No, no to violence,” the demonstrators chanted.
The United Nations aid chief Eddie Rowe for Sudan, said he was “deeply concerned” about the continuing clashes, reporting “an unconfirmed 170 people have been killed and 327 have been injured” since the latest unrest began on October 13.