At least 22 primary school children drowned on Wednesday when a boat carrying more than 40 people sank while crossing the Nile in northern Sudan, a Sudanese state news agency said.
Civil defence forces were searching the waters for the bodies of the missing children, the agency added. A female hospital employee also drowned.
It said the boat’s engine failed in a high current while it was cross the river to a school in Kabna, a small village in northern Sudan. The woman was identified as a hospital employee in the village.