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Death Toll from Rhino Camp Clashes Rises to 10

The clashes escalated when a group of refugee youth's attacked and assaulted a resident from the host community who was grazing in the area promoting revenge attacks that left seven South Sudanese refugees dead with the eighth dying at Arua hospital.

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The number of people who have died following violent clashes in Rhino camp refugee camp in Madi Okollo district last Friday has risen to 10 after two more bodies were recovered.

The deceased were identified as Nyadeng Mangol, 25, and her 1-year-old daughter only identified as Nyadeng. Their bodies were reportedly recovered in a nearby bush by authorities at the refugee camp on Sunday.

The clashes escalated when a group of refugee youth's attacked and assaulted a resident from the host community who was grazing in the area promoting revenge attacks that left seven South Sudanese refugees dead with the eighth dying at Arua hospital.

Josephine Angucia, West Nile Police spokesperson confirms the development. She says the number of people who got injured from the attacks has risen to nine including one Yasin Ajute, 18, a Madi of Ugandan origin from Madi Okollo district who was initially beaten by a group of the refugee boys.

Police says the injured persons are receiving treatment at Arua Hospital while others are being treated at Olujobo health centre at Rhino camp Refugee settlement, Madi Okollo district. According to Angucia, 28 suspects have since been arrested and are being detained at Arua Central Police Station. Heavy police and military deployment is still being maintained at the refugee camp with further investigations ongoing.

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Rhino Camp is Uganda's fourth largest refugee settlement area, with a population of more than 100,000 South Sudanese refugees displaced by the 2013 and 2016 civil wars.

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