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Scores drown as civilians flee South Sudan fighting

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At least 200 civilians including women and children drowned in a ferry accident while fleeing heavy fighting between government forces and rebels in Malakal, a northern oil city in South Sudan, the army said Tuesday. 

A Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) soldier sits in a helicopter flying over Western Equatoria State on January 14, 2014

Dozens of people who had sought refuge in the UN camp in the city were also injured in the fierce clashes that gripped the city Tuesday, the UN said.

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