Most Popular

The Times Diary (TMS): Groucho loses literary Marx
Groucho Marx's biggest regret was that he became a slapstick comic actor rather than a serious literary figure, according to... ...

AFRICA/SUDAN - Revolt of pupils in a refugee camp against a medical team

Rated: , 0 Comments
Total hits: 88
Posted on: 05/12/16
Geneina – Some students were injured and a school was completely destroyed during a revolt involving children of the schools in the camp for the displaced in Murnei, West Darfur. According to local sources, a medical team arrived unexpectedly in the elementary school, attended by 450 pupils, in Solo. The doctors wanted to medicate children against schistosomiasis, also known as snail fever, caused by a parasite. "The team had not informed the school of their arrival, and this sparked a revolt of the students. The police intervened by firing tear gas and shots in the air to disperse the crowd, injuring some people. The gunfire also triggered a fire that completely destroyed the school made of straw. The 16 classrooms, offices, and an entire warehouse area were all destroyed", says the local source.


There are still no comments posted ...
Rate and post your comment