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Ferry Sinking Kills 200 Refugees

Two hundred people drowned in the Nile when the boat they were in sank. They were refugees from Sudan. Those who had boarded the ferry were fleeing fighting in Malakal. The boat was overloaded. Those aboard were mostly women and children.

Malakal is on the banks of the White Nile. 9,000 civilians fleeing the fighting have come to the UN base in Malakal.