Shipwreck on Blue Nile

A vessel capsized and sank with 29 people on board in south-eastern Sennar province, Sudan.

Overview:

  • The authorities of Sudan reported the boat’s sinking on the Blue Nile.
  • It is believed that 23 women have drowned.
  • When the vessel capsized there were 29 people on board.
  • SUNA news agency, a state-run news agency of Sudan reported this accident.
  • All of the passengers on this vessel were women except for the boat’s captain, who along with other five passengers survived.
  • There were no reasons found in the report regarding the capsizing of the boat.
  • The women who drowned were daily laborers who used to work on farms in the country’s Souki region,
  • They were returning to their homes when the mishap occurred.
  • Out of the 23, 13 bodies have been retrieved.
  • Rescue workers are still searching for the remaining 10 bodies.

About the Blue Nile

It is an important transport route for goods and people in the African nation. To the north of Khartoum, the capital of Sudan the Blue Nile joins the White Nile to form the Nile River. This River Nile is one of the world’s longest rivers.

About Sudan

Sudan is a country located in Northeast Africa. It shares borders with Chad, the Central African Republic, Eritrea, Egypt, Libya, Ethiopia, the Red Sea, and South Sudan. The capital of Sudan is Khartoum and Omdurman is its most populated city. Osman Hussein is the current Prime Minister (acting) of the country.

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