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Death Toll in Sudan Riots Tops 100

The death toll from violence in Sudan following the death of former rebel leader and Vice President John Garang has surpassed 100.

The International Committee of the Red Cross says 84 people have been killed in the capital city of Khartoum since Monday, when southern Sudanese began rioting after learning of Mr. Garang's death in a helicopter crash Saturday.

Another 18 people have been killed in the southern city of Juba, Mr. Garang's home base. The violence has forced scores of northern Muslim Arabs to flee Juba.

Mr. Garang led the mostly Christian and animist south in a 21-year-old civil war against the Muslim-dominated north. He was sworn in as vice president just three weeks ago under a peace accord reached earlier this year.

The United States is urging Khartoum to increase efforts to end the violence.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.