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Hundreds drown on overloaded vessel

  • The UN mentioned that about 200 people drowned on a ferry while trying to flee South Sudan. 

    "The reports we have are of between 200 to 300 people, including women and child," an army rep said. "The boat was overloaded." He mentioned that they were trying to flee clashes in Malakal, which is located near the White Nile. 

    Thousands of people have tried to escape the area but many can't afford a ride. One refugee said she borrowed $66 to flee.

    The current death toll in the region has been estimated at 10,000 but there is no official death toll for those killed in the poor nation. 

     

     

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