Sunday, 22 Sep 2019

Dozens of bodies were found in Nile river, suspected as the victims of Sudan demonstration


Demonstration in Sudan against the militerDemonstration in Sudan against the militer - A total of 40 bodies are claimed to have been evacuated from the Nile River located in Khartoum, Sudan. Opposition activists said dozens of the bodies were victims of acts of violence against pro-democracy demonstrations. Reporting from the BBC on Thursday, on June 6th 2019, doctors associated with the opposition said the bodies were part of 100 people believed to have died since security forces attacked the protest camp on Monday, June 2nd 2019 then.

In that incident, it was reported that paramilitary groups had attacked civilians. The ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) in Sudan promised to investigate the incident. Meanwhile, an official from the Sudanese Central Committee claimed to have witnessed and verified the death toll, the number of which has now reached 100 people.

"We found 40 bodies of noble martyrs on the Nile yesterday" said a statement from the Sudanese Central Committee of Doctors in a posting on Facebook. A hospital in Khartoum said they are currently working to deal with seriously injured victims after security forces stormed demonstrators who for weeks occupied areas outside the army headquarters.

"The situation is very difficult. Most hospitals have handled more victims than they could" a doctor who worked at two hospitals in the city told AFP. "There is a shortage of medical staff, lack of blood" said the doctor, who asked not to be named.

Meanwhile, the government has denied that 100 people died from the incident. Reported by Reuters, a Ministry of Health official reported that the victims of violence in Sudan are no more than 46 people.


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