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November 5, 2012 (JUBA) - An explosion in Warrap State has killed three children leaving another in critical condition after sustaining multiple injuries, local authorities told Sudan Tribune on Sunday.

The blast was believed to have been triggered by a land mine, sometimes known as un-exploded ordinance, left over from the civil war that led to South Sudan’s independence from Sudan last year.

"This is a tragedy. Three innocent children have died and one has been seriously wounded“, Twic County Commissioner Malek Ring Makuei said on Sunday.

“We will continue our efforts to educate civilians about mines and help to prevent these accidents", he said. The official explained that his administration supports mine-awareness campaigns, including media announcements, to help educate the local population about the dangers of mines.

The county authority has also put up billboards and provided comic books and pamphlets to local officials to disseminate information to the population to warn them of the danger.

Commissioner Makuei said the explosion took place in Mayen Abun Payam on Friday evening at around 4pm when children tried to play with the unexploded ordnance which they found water around point.

"The tragic incident happened in Mayen Abun payam [district] on Friday evening at around 4pm" when the group of children were playing together the commissioner said.

No group or individual has claimed responsibility for the incident and local authorities believe the explosive may have been planted during the two-decade North-South civil war in which an estimated 2 million lives were lost.

around four million people were uprooted from their ancestral homes during the conflict. Most of whom became internal displaced persons in the north where many ended up living in temporary shacks until when the two sides signed the 2005 peace agreement which culminated in the secession of South Sudan from the rest of the country in July 2011.

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  • 5 November 2012 07:56, by Ruach

    RIP innocent children!!

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    • 5 November 2012 09:08, by Kurnyel

      poor handling of weapons from Ethiopia, Kiir need to beg our gov’t to sent our soldiers to hand all matters that are related to miltary in S.Sudan

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      • 5 November 2012 10:35, by Raam_mi raam

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  • 5 November 2012 09:25, by Badi Malawi

    May their lives rest in peace

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    • 5 November 2012 11:54, by malieng

      Thanks to you Badi Malawi & General Ruach. Death is always God planned as you can imagine the death of innocent children had made joking by Kurnyiel. somebody who don’t know even himself

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  • 5 November 2012 12:17, by littlejimmy

    fuck fuck talk talk and drink no things more, i know there is time for enjoyment and time for fuck, but it south sudan is above whatever. there is no body care about our kids. God bless their soul.

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    • 5 November 2012 13:42, by Yei Top

      Condolense! May ur souls rest in eternal peace

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    • 5 November 2012 13:42, by Yei Top

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  • 5 November 2012 15:41, by philipdit wol

    To aware the public on land mine is not an easy thing. But the trust avoid an clear object on the ground to mi mixes the dead of innocent civilian these which is nit fair.

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  • 7 November 2012 08:45, by majok

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    Why should beg kiir beg Ethiopia to handle millitry weapons in south sudan and what did you do about airstrike you said that to be Israeli.You better remove something from eye instead talking nonsnences.fuck you man wiht no mercy.

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