Radio Dabanga (Hilversum)

10 November 2012

Sudan: Fire Destroys Large Areas in Sirba

Sirba — A fire has reportedly destroyed large farm areas belonging to residents from the Kendebe and Bir Dagiq camps in Sirba locality, West Darfur, on Wednesday evening, 7 November.

The fire, which began at 6pm and lasted until Thursday, started at Wadi Naxos and Namaty, Bear Dagiq, and expanded to Adel Tina, Kendebe, witnesses told Radio Dabanga.

They said areas of about three to four squared kilometers of millet and sorghum farms got completely destroyed.

Locals accuse herders of starting the fire, which they said was the biggest -and the fifth- in a period of 10 days.

A resident appealed to the Sirba commissioner and to state authorities to intervene and stop fires and attacks carried out by herders in the area.

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