‘At least 66 troops dead in South Sudan fighting’
Juba: At least 66 soldiers have been killed in battles raging for the past two days in the South Sudanese capital, a military hospital doctor said on Tuesday.
"So far we have lost seven soldiers who died while they were waiting for medical attention and a further 59 who were killed outside," doctor Ajak Bullen said on Miraya FM radio, adding the men would be given a mass burial.
Another medical establishment, Juba Teaching Hospital, had earlier reported 26 dead, a mixture of civilians and military.
It was not clear whether there was any overlap between the figures.
South Sudan`s hospitals, for a variety of logistical and cultural reasons, suffer from a shortage of blood, meaning that many patients in need of a transfusion die.
Military spokesman Philip Aguer declined to comment on the casualty figures, telling a news agency only: "The soldiers are controlling the situation."
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