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Sumy: more than 500 international students trapped in Ukrainian town battered by shelling

Students, mostly Nigerian, stranded in town 40km from the northeast border which has become a war zone

More than 500 international students are trapped in Sumy, a town 40km from Ukraine’s northeast border that has been battered by days of shelling by Russian forces.

Most of the students are Nigerian, while others are from Ghana, Ethiopia, Angola, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ireland, India, Lebanon and Turkey. They have all suddenly found themselves stranded in a war zone.

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