At river where Tigrayan bodies floated, fears of ‘many more’

A fresh grave covered in sticks beside the Setit river at Wad el Hilu, Sudan on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021. Dozens of bodies have been found floating down the Setit River, known in Ethiopia as Tekeze River, in southwestern Sudan in the past week. (AP Photo/Mohaned Awad)

WAD EL HILU, Sudan — From time to time, a body floating down the river separating Ethiopia’s troubled Tigray region from Sudan was a silent reminder of a war conducted in the shadows. But in recent days, the corpses became a flow.