Home | News    Thursday 7 June 2018

Heavy rain kills two people in Southern Unity state

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

June 5, 2018 (NYAL) - Heavy rain killed at least two people in Nyal, a county in Southern Unity state, while hundreds have also been left homeless.

JPEG - 14.6 kb
The map of Unity state

Koang Riek, an eyewitness, said rain started on Sunday till Monday morning.

“The whole town is occupied by the water and many people have now decided to go to higher ground,” Riek told Sudan Tribune.

He described the heavy rain incident as the “worst ever” disaster to have ever occurred in Southern Unity state in the past decade or so.

Stephen Gatliah, the county health coordinator, said all areas surrounding Nyal town are water flooded, expressing fears of an outbreak of water borne diseases.

“You cannot believe the whole area is now under water. No single area left safe, we are trying our best to tell people not to stay in homes occupy by water,” he told Sudan Tribune over phone.

Gatliah appealed to aid agencies to assist victims of the floods.

“We are urging our partners, United Nations agencies and international organisations to speedily respond towards the vulnerable people hit by the flood,” he stressed.

Nyal county area is located on a lower ground and any heavy rain occurrence puts people at risk due to its geographical location.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Sudan can not give what it does not have 2018-10-16 14:36:47 The Sudanese Regime Tends to Order Righteousness to others while ignoring doing so for itself By Mahmoud A. Suleiman Heads of Failed States in the African Continent are trying to save other (...)

Ethiopia’s PM should review policies 2018-10-14 20:42:05 Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed needs to change course in some of the policies he introduced in Ethiopia before history that brought him to leadership repeat itself. By Lul Gatkuoth (...)

Evaluating the IGAD-led peace mediation in South Sudan 2018-10-09 13:19:50 Lako Jada Kwajok September 12, 2018, marked the signing in Addis Ababa of the revitalised peace agreement also known as Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


4th Annual Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum Announced for 25th October 2018 2018-10-15 12:38:14 PRESS RELEASE OCTOBER 14, 2018 Africa’s leading entrepreneurship-focused philanthropic organisation, the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), has announced October 25, 2018, as the date for its (...)

Unity State community in Kenya supports Khartoum peace agreement 2018-08-17 08:33:21 PRESS STATMENT 14th Aug, 2018 Re: We shall Rally behind Khartoum Peace Agreement The Unity State Community Association in Kenya was established in 2010 to organize and mobilize the people of (...)

The Suspension of Hurriyat Online Newspaper 2018-04-29 07:04:37 Sudan Democracy First Group 28 April 2018 The Sudanese civil and political circles and those concerned with Sudan were shocked by the news that the management of Hurriyat online newspaper has (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.