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Crowds of Those Seeking Rescue Swell at Sudan’s Main Seaport

The battle for control of Sudan is ongoing

Exhausted Sudanese and foreigners joined growing crowds at Sudan's main seaport Tuesday, waiting to be evacuated from the chaos-stricken nation after more than two weeks of fighting increasingly turned the capital of Khartoum into a ghost town.

Others packed buses and trucks heading to Sudan’s northern border with Egypt.

Since fighting erupted April 15, fierce clashes have taken place in residential areas of Khartoum and the neighboring city of Omdurman, just across the Nile. The sounds of gunfire and explosions were heard again Tuesday.

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