Mine blast kills eight
By Sudan Mirror Reporter
Volume 1, Issue 1 | 6th October-18th October, 2003
Eight Civilians were killed after a De-mining Vehicle hit a landmine at Kauda,
in Nuba Mountains as we went to press on Friday, according to the Nuba Relief
and Rehabilitation Development Organization (NRDO).
Among the dead were four women and four men, all civilian passengers. Another two suffered serious injuries, an NRRDO official reported to the Sudan Mirror in Nairobi. Previous landmine incidents have occurred in the Nuba Mountains where thousands of landmines have been laid by the combatants. The NRRDO official alleged the landmine was laid by the government forces.
The vehicle belongs to a de-mining organization. Operation Save Innocent Lives
(OSIL) and the Dannish Church Aid, the two non-governmental De-mining organization
working in the area.
The exercise is hampered by lack of funds, though a number of international agencies have in the recent past expressed interest in funding the exercise.
Due to the war in Sudan, many civilians have died or have been maimed by mines and other unexploded ordinances left behind by the Sudanese military according to many independent observers in the region.