A 10-year-old boy has been rescued after spending eight hours in the crushing mechanism of a rubbish lorry in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum. The boy, identified by police as Majed Mubarak Ibrahim, was working with a truck run by the Khartoum State Cleaning Corporation. It is believed he was pulled into the lorry as he threw in some rubbish. He is now in hospital, but the police have given no further details about his condition. Social commentators say the accident sheds light on the issue of child labour in Sudan, where children are often exploited and some recruited as soldiers. The tough economic realities in Sudan have led some children to work in dangerous jobs.