KHARTOUM, March 31 (AFP) - Diarrhea
blamed on contaminated water has claimed 200 lives in southern Sudan in
one month, a Khartoum newspaper reported Wednesday.
Some 2,000 people were reported as suffering
from the disease in Upper Nile State as of the end of last week, the Al
Rai al Aam daily said, quoting Transport Minister Lam Akol.
The minister, a medical doctor who had
headed a government delegation that delivered 1.5 tonnes of medicine to
the area, said the epidemic had been brought under control with the arrival
of medical teams.
He said a drinking water station would