Pupil hit by stray bullet amid ‘scary’ situation in Sudan

A school teacher is Sudan’s capital Khartoum has told the BBC that one of his pupils was shot in the head by a stray bullet amid continued fighting in the country.

The teacher, identified as Mo, told the BBC’s Newsday programme on Wednesday that residents were getting used to the “scary” situation.

He said that heavy sounds of artillery could be heard on Wednesday morning saying “no one is listening or respecting the ceasefire”.

The interview was briefly disrupted by sounds of gunfire as the teacher requested to move to a safer place.

Mo said food supplies were getting less and less every day as shops and supermarkets remain closed. “Electricity is stable but any moment it can go off,” he said.

It came as the Sudanese army and paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) traded blame for violating a 24-hour humanitarian truce that was declared on Tuesday.

Nearly 200 people have been killed in the fighting which began on Saturday.

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