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Offbeat Sudan: 22 children drown as boat taking them to school sinks

17:46  15 august  2018
17:46  15 august  2018 Source:   aljazeera.com

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In neighbouring Sudan , at least 22 pupils have drowned in a boating accident on the Nile River. They had been on their way to school at the time. The boat 's

At least 22 primary school children drowned on Wednesday when a boat carrying more than 40 people sank while crossing the Nile in northern Sudan , state news agency SUNA said. Civil defence forces were searching the waters for the bodies of the missing children , the agency added.

Sudanese fishermen sail through river algae while fishing on the Nile River on the outskirts of Khartoum, Sudan. © Mosa'ab Elshamy Sudanese fishermen sail through river algae while fishing on the Nile River on the outskirts of Khartoum, Sudan. 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.

A woman also died when the vessel went down about 750 kilometers 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 a 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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Sudan boat accident: 22 schoolchildren die near River Nile At least 22 children and a teacher have drowned on their way to school when their boat sank in

– At least 22 children drowned on their way to school when their boat capsized in swollen waters “This morning, 22 schoolchildren and one woman died when their boat sank in Bouhayra in Nile State as they travelled In September 2014, 13 Sudanese drowned when a boat sank north of Khartoum.

Villagers in the region rely on wooden boats to cross the Nile.

A witness told AFP news agency by telephone that the boat had been crossing the river against the current.

"All the families (in the area) are in mourning," added the witness, who did not want to be named.

Earlier on Wednesday, Sudanese authorities ordered the closure of schools across Khartoum amid heavy torrential rains and winds that have destroyed hundreds of homes in some provinces, including North Darfur and North Kordofan.

Nearly 40 people have been killed due to heavy rains since last week, including 10 in Khartoum, according to local media.

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