Flooding and heavy rainfall depart over 60 lifeless in Sudan


Cairo, August 16

Flash floods have ravaged swaths of Sudan for weeks, leaving at the very least 60 individuals lifeless and destroying hundreds of houses since late July, authorities and the UN humanitarian company stated on Sunday.

The flooding additionally injured two dozen individuals, and has destroyed or broken greater than 30,000 homes nationwide, the Interior Ministry stated.

More than 185,000 individuals in all however certainly one of Sudan’s 18 provinces have been affected by the heavy rainfall and flooding, in response to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

The floods additionally broken at the very least 14 faculties, and a few 1,600 water sources have been contaminated or at the moment are non-functional, the report stated.

Footage circulated on-line confirmed floodwaters slicing off roads and sweeping away homes and folks’s belongings in numerous components of the north-eastern African nation.

More than 1,200 livestock had been misplaced and several other hectares of crops had been affected in the course of the agricultural season, the UN added.

The Bout Dam had collapsed in late July after heavy rains and flooding within the south-eastern Blue Nile province, releasing 5 million cubic metres of water (170 million cubic ft) and flooding at the very least 13 neighbourhoods within the city of Bout, the UN stated.

“The collapse of the dam will likely have serious long-term consequences for over 100,000 people, including (internally displaced persons) and refugees, who rely on it as their primary source of water,” the assertion stated.

Between July and August final yr, flooding killed a complete of 78 individuals in 16 of Sudan’s 18 provinces, in response to the UN. AP



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