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Over 200 South Sudan civilians drown in ferry accident: Army

AFP , Tuesday 14 Jan 2014
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At least 200 South Sudanese civilians drowned on Tuesday in a ferry accident on the White Nile river while fleeing fighting in the city of Malakal, an army spokesman said.

"The reports we have are of between 200 to 300 people, including women and children. The boat was overloaded," army spokesman Philip Aguer told AFP. "They all drowned. They were fleeing the fighting that broke out again in Malakal."

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