Two siblings were killed when an item of unexploded ordinance (UXO) detonated near Tabit in North Darfur on Friday.

A relative of the victims reported that Hamid Adam Hamdan (17) and his sister Sara (12) found a war remnant in the area of Jinga, south of Tabit, on Friday.

“We think it was a grenade. They picked it up and began playing with it, causing an explosion,” he said. “They died instantly.”

* Years of conflict have left Darfur and other war-torn areas of Sudan littered with unexploded ordnance (UXO). Radio Dabanga appeals to listeners throughout the region (and elsewhere in our reception area) not to touch any ‘unexploded’ grenades or other ammunition found in the field. Mark its position clearly to alert others, and report it immediately to a camp elder, Unamid and/or the local police.