April 17, 2023

Five Ethiopians killed and Nine more injured, amid crisis in Sudan worsens

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According to Addis Zeybe sources, Nine Ethiopians were wounded until the third day of conflict in Khartoum

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Five Ethiopians killed and Nine more injured, amid crisis in Sudan worsens

On the third day of fighting between the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), led by Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, and regular soldiers, under the command of Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, casualties of civilians are reported.

Addis Zeybe's sources in Khartoum said at least Five Ethiopians were killed and Nine others were wounded as a result of the conflict in the capital city. The sources claim that “the spread of the conflict and the use of heavy weaponry have worsened the collateral damage”.

According to the BBC, civilian casualties are anticipated as a result of airstrikes carried out by the Sudanese air force in the more than six million-person city of Khartoum. The Sudanese doctors' association reports that approximately 100 civilians were killed as a result of the fighting in key locations.

Our sources said that 3 Ethiopians were killed in a war in the neighborhood of "Dem," where Ethiopians reside in large numbers. However, sources also claimed that despite the accident occurring in the morning, the dead were not buried and that their bodies were instead kept at Al-Jawda Hospital nearby. 

In a different neighborhood of the city, an attack claimed the lives of two other Ethiopian husband and wife. Additionally, Eritreans or Ethiopians who could not yet be identified were found dead along with the five confirmed deaths, according to Addis Zeybe sources, who also reported the injuries of nine Ethiopians.

They claim that the ongoing skirmishes are causing damage because there isn't a dominant force in the conflict. Ethiopians who complain that the Ethiopian Embassy in Sudan is not doing enough to help. The exact death toll is expected to rise because of communication outages on power and internet service.