Syria cholera death toll rises to 29

At least 29 people have been killed due to a cholera outbreak in several regions of Syria.

The United Nations has called the worst outbreak in the war-to country for years.

Rapid assessment testing confirmed 338 cases since the outbreak was first recorded last month, with the bulk of deaths and cases in the northe Aleppo province.

The UN said the outbreak was believed to be linked to the irrigation of crops using contaminated water and people drinking unsafe water from the Euphrates River, which bisects Syria from north to east.