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200 Dead In S. Sudan After Boat Fleeing War Sinks

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January 14, 2014 AT 6:27 AM
A military spokesman in South Sudan says 200 people fleeing warfare died after a boat crossing the Nile River sank. Col. Philip Aguer said Tuesday that the boat was mostly carrying women and children. Tens of thousands of residents have crossed the Nile in wooden boats to flee fighting around the rebel-held city of Bor. Aguer said the front line continues to shift but it appears fighting is about 45 miles north of Juba, the country capital.