‘Hundreds’ of homes destroyed after Sudan dam collapse Aug 02, 2020 0 71 12345 Khartoum Hundreds of homes were destroyed or flooded this week as a dam burst after heavy rain in Sudan’s Blue Nile state, a local official said Saturday. The dam collapsed on Thursday in the district of Bout in the southeastern state, “destroying more than 600 homes and flooding others”, Nousseiba Farouk told AFP by phone. Residents successfully evacuated their homes, she said.Local media said the dam held five million cubic metres of water, used for both agriculture and drinking. “We don’t yet have an exact idea of the damage because we have not been able to reach the flooded area,” Farouk added. Torrential rains often hit Sudan between June and October, resulting in significant flooding. (AFP) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Medical frontliners warn Philippines losing battle against COVID-19 Aug 02, 2020 0 599 Calm across Afghanistan as ceasefire holds on day two Aug 02, 2020 0 481 Kuwait bans flights from 31 ‘high-risk’ countries over virus concerns Aug 02, 2020 0 1442 Tanzania bans Kenya Airways as coronavirus spat escalates AFP Dar es Salaam Tanzania banned Kenya’s national airline from entering the country effective Saturday, in the latest move in a deepening row triggered by Tanzania’s controversial handling of the coronavirus .. 11 killed as heavy crane collapses at India shipyard DPA New Delhi At least 11 workers were killed after a heavy crane collapsed on Saturday at the state-owned shipyard in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, police said. The recently procured crane came down as .. Children killed as floods ravage Afghan village Jalalabad At least 15 children and a woman were killed and dozens of houses destroyed as flash floods lashed a village in eastern Afghanistan, an official said on Saturday. Flooding caused by torrential rains struck a .. Media scion James Murdoch quits News Corp board AFP New York Former 21st Century Fox chief executive James Murdoch, the son of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, has resigned from News Corp’s board citing clashes over editorial content, US regulators said. The 47-year-old ..