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SUDAN FLOODS


http://www.worldbulletin.net/haber/141909/sudan-floods-leave-trail-of-death-destruction
SUDAN FLOODS AUGUST 2014
“Around 6000 homes were destroyed by the deluge, according to official statistics.

As many as 21 people were killed in the eastern and western districts of Khartoum alone.

Low preparedness

Saleh, like most Sudanese, blame the government for poor preparedness and pathetic sewage network.
…..Apart from the destruction of their homes, the residents of the inundated areas face the prospect of disease outbreak because of an infestation of flies and mosquitos.

Environmental health expert Mohamed Abdullah, for his part, warned against potential deterioration in health conditions across affected areas.

“The flood waters inside residential areas make them fertile ground for insects and mosquitos,” he told AA.

“These insects and mosquitos can easily transmit dangerous diseases, such as typhoid and malaria,” cautioned Abdullah.

He said these infectious diseases can trigger major health problems across the whole of Sudan.

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