Ferry accident on While Nile River claims over 200

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January 13, 2014

The South Sudan Army claims that about 200 to 300 civilians are drowned in the River While Nile. The ferry accident happened when they are fleeing from the fighting in the city of Malakal. The causalities included many children and women.

Army spokesman Philip Aguer said the accident happened when the ferry drowned.

Many parts of South Sudan are experiencing clashes between the Government forces and the forces loyal to the former Vice President Riek Machar Teny. An estimate puts 1000 deaths due to clash-related violence in recent times. As many as 230,000 are rendered homeless.

While neighbour Ethiopia is trying its best by bring the clashing parties to talks, not much materialized.

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