At least 22 school children drown in Sudan on Wednesday when a boat carrying more than 40 children sank while crossing the Nile in the northern part of the country, state news agency SUNA said.
The children were on their way to school.
Civil defence forces were searching the waters for the missing passengers but had not recovered the bodies, the agency added. A female hospital employee also drowned.
“It is a very sad occurrence especially from the report we have that the boat had more school children in it. Sometimes you blame the boat captain for not looking out for faults in their boats. We hope their bodies are found and may Allah accept their departed souls”