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Dozens of bodies found in river between Ethiopia’s Tigray, Sudan (Al Jazeera)

Dozens of bodies found in river between Ethiopia’s Tigray, Sudan

Surgeon says he buried 10 bodies over the past six days in Sudan and was told by local fishermen, refugees another 28 were recovered.

Setit or Tekeze River also separates Ethiopia from Sudan [File: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP]
Setit or Tekeze River also separates Ethiopia from Sudan [File: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP]

At least 30 corpses have washed up on the Sudanese banks of a river that abuts Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray, according to two Ethiopian refugees and four Sudanese witnesses who told Reuters news agency on Monday they had retrieved the bodies.

The bodies were found in the Setit River, known in Ethiopia as the Tekeze, which runs along Ethiopia’s border with Eritrea before crossing into Sudan at the point where the three countries meet.

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