Sudan: Khartoum Massacre - Death Toll At 100 As 40 Bodies Pulled From Nile

Security forces in Sudan moved in to break the sit-in outside the army headquarters (file photo).

Khartoum — At least 40 bodies have been pulled from the Nile, according to reports today by the Sudan Doctors Central Committee, who estimate that more than 100 people have been killed since members of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), Sudan's main militia, backed by a large presence of security forces, violently dispersed the Khartoum sit-in in the early hours of Monday morning.

The Doctors Committee reports confirm witness accounts received by Radio Dabanga yesterday that the bodies of a number of young protestors who were killed at the sit-in site were thrown into the Nile and some bodies have begun to float on the surface of the river.

The doctors say that the 40 bodies retrieved today were collected by members of the RSF, loaded onto Land Cruisers, and taken to an unknown destination. Some had reportedly been shot dead, while others showed signs of being hacked by machetes.

One of the bodies retrieved from the Nile has been identified as that of Mohamed Abdelrahman, who was noted as missing since Monday. The others have not been identified. The latest reports show that stones were attached to some of the bodies to weigh them down in the river.

After an exhaustive inventory at hospitals and mortuaries, the doctors now confirm the death toll at 100, but fear that it will rise as many people are still listed as 'missing' by family and relatives.

Our editorial independence means that we can continue to provide factual updates about ongoing protests to Sudanese and international actors, educate people about how to avoid outbreaks of infectious diseases, and provide a window to the world for those in all corners of Sudan. Support Radio Dabanga for as little as €2.50, the equivalent of a cup of coffee.

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: Radio Dabanga

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 150 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.