Radio Dabanga (Hilversum)

Sudan: Parts of West Darfur's New Airport Collapse

El Geneina — Large parts of El Shaheed Sibeira Airport in West Darfur's capital El Geneina have collapsed, three weeks after its inauguration.

The director of the West Darfur State airports company, Abdel Mahmoud, told the press on Saturday that the damage was caused by a sandstorm. "The damage, estimated at more than SDG30,000 ($5,230), is limited to the eastern side of the airport".

The construction of the new airport cost $45 million. It was inaugurated by the First Vice President Bakri Hassan Saleh three weeks ago.

A listener told Radio Dabanga from El Geneina that the collapse sparked panic among the citizens in the neighbourhoods adjacent to the airport.

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