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Authorities – Floods In Sudan Killed More than 100 people


The number of people killed by floods caused by heavy seasonal rains in Sudan rose to 102, authorities said on Monday. The floods have also left at least 46 people injured, inflicted damage on more than half a million people, and caused the total and partial collapse of more than 100,000 homes. The Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources said that the water of the Nile River at most of the upper sources has reached unprecedented levels.The rates of floods and rain this year have surpassed the records set in 1946 and 1988, with expectations of continued rising indicators.Anadolu Agency, quoting the spokesman for the National Council for Civil Defense, reported that Eltomaniat village, which is located north of Khartoum, had been completely submerged.The destruction of the village, which is reported to contain about 350 houses, left all its residents homeless.The nation’s Defense and Security Council already declared a three-month national state of emergency and designated the country a “natural disaster zone” due to the heavy flooding.Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, who described the floods as “catastrophic and painful”, said his administration was working to set up plans to decisively deal with the floods in the future.Sudan regularly experiences floods caused by heavy rains between the months of June to October. – CGTN Africa

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