Reports say a bush fire fanned by gusty winds has gutted four villages in South Sudan’s Western Bahr el Ghazal region, killing 33 people.

The president’s spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny, in a statement said 60 other people were in a critical condition after the fire.

“The injured are receiving medication which is not sufficient given the remote state of the area in which the incident has taken place,” Ateny Wek Ateny said.

On Tuesday, Mathok Wal, Lol State’s Information Minister, said the fire had also destroyed 138 houses in the villages in Korok East County and killed 10,000 cattle.