Blast kills eight children in Sudan: police

KHARTOUM� Eight children were killed in the Sudanese city of Omdurman when an unidentified object they

found exploded, a police spokesman said.

Seven children were killed on the spot while the eighth one died of wounds

at a hospital, General Hashim Abdelrahim said.

He said the children, who were thought to be searching for scrap on Saturday, which they later sell, came across a strange object which exploded when they handled it.

The area where the incident took place in north Omdurman hosted a military facility several years ago.

Abdelrahim said the police were investigating the incident.


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