Dis­ease out­break kills 19 in Su­dan

The Myanmar Times - - World -

An out­break of wa­ter-borne dis­ease has killed at least 19 peo­ple and sick­ened scores more in Su­dan’s rain-rav­aged states of Blue Nile and Kasala, a min­is­ter said. Since June, heavy rain and flood­ing have hit sev­eral states, killing at least 100 peo­ple, de­stroy­ing thou­sands of homes and sub­merg­ing many vil­lages. Health of­fi­cials said in the past three weeks, 19 peo­ple in­clud­ing children have died from wa­ter-borne dis­eases like di­ar­rhoea. Sev­en­teen died in the state of Blue Nile and two in Kasala.

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