Sudan Summons Ethiopia’s Ambassador Over 29 Bodies Found In River

Sudan foreign ministry has summoned Ethiopia’s ambassador to Khartoum to inform him that 29 corpses found on the banks of a river abutting Ethiopia were those of Ethiopian citizens from the Tigray ethnic group.

In a statement, the foreign ministry says the ambassador was summoned on August 30 and told that the bodies had been found between July 26 and August 8 on the Sudanese side of the Setit River, known in Ethiopia as the Tekeze.

The statement said the corpses were identified by Ethiopians residing in the Wad al Hulaywah area of eastern Sudan.

It also did not say how the people died.

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Tens of thousands of refugees have fled into eastern Sudan and there have been military skirmishes in an area of contested farmland along the border between Sudan and Ethiopia.

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