Sudan: 20 Soldiers Die As 2 Buildings Collapsed In Darfur

In West Darfur, two buildings full of Sudanese soldiers collapsed due to heavy rainstorm, killing 20 people and injuring another 30 according to the United Nations peacekeeping mission on Wednesday.

The peacekeeping force, UNAMID, said the accident happened on Tuesday in El Geneina in West Darfur. The mission immediately sent all the help it could, including heavy lifting equipment to clear the debris. It says Sudan’s military forces suffer from limited and outdated equipment and facilities.

A counter-insurgency campaign against non-Arab rebels in Darfur in 2003 sparked a humanitarian crisis in the western Sudan region in which more than two million people have fled their homes, according to the United Nations.

Violence has ebbed from its peak in 2003-2004 but analysts say there is no end in sight to the conflict because of divisions among the rebels.

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes in Darfur.

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