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Death toll of northern Sudan heatwave rises as temperatures reach 48°C

August 17 - 2015 WADI HALFA
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The death toll of the heatwave that is striking Sudan's Northern State increased to 16 on Saturday.

The authorities of Wadi Halfa at the Sudanese-Egyptian border, announced on Saturday that an Egyptian expatriate died that morning of a heatstroke.

Two others were admitted to the Wadi Halfa Hospital in a bad condition. One of them, an Ethiopian, was transferred to the intensive care unit.

Last Wednesday, the authorities of Wadi Halfa closed the schools in the locality and reduced the working day to two hours in the morning for one week, after the temperatures soared to 48°C.

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