Disease outbreak kills 19 in Sudan
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.