December 20, 2018 / 7:51 PM / 6 months ago

Eight people dead in Sudan protests: officials

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Eight people died in protests in the Sudanese city of al-Qadarif and in Nile River state on Thursday, officials told local TV.

Six people died in demonstrations in al-Qadarif, the city’s commissioner told Sudania 24 private TV channel. Two people died in Nile River state, a spokesman for the state told the same channel.

(This story has been refiled to remove repeated words in second paragraph)

Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz in Khartoum; writing by Aidan Lewis; Editing by Alison Williams

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