Sudan floods continue to tear up homes, 66 people killed

Some 24,000 houses and two dozen authorities buildings have been badly broken or fully destroyed in Sudan because the rains began in June

Some 24,000 houses and two dozen authorities buildings have been badly broken or fully destroyed in Sudan because the rains began in June

Flash floods triggered by heavy rains continued to tear up houses throughout Sudan, an official mentioned on Tuesday, with the dying toll rising to 66 because the begin of the wet season.

Earlier this week, authorities had mentioned that not less than 50 folks had been killed because the rains began in June.

Brig. Gen. Abdul-Jalil Abdul-Rahim, spokesman for Sudan’s Nationwide Council for Civil Defence, mentioned on Tuesday that not less than 28 folks had been reported injured throughout the identical interval.

Some 24,000 houses and two dozen authorities buildings have been badly broken or fully destroyed, he mentioned.

Sudan has been with out a functioning government since an October military coup derailed its short-lived democratic transition following the 2019 removing of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir in a well-liked rebellion.

Floods in 12 of 18 Sudan provinces

General, round 136,000 folks have been impacted by heavy rainfall and floods in 12 of Sudan’s 18 provinces, in keeping with the government-run Humanitarian Assist Fee.

The UN Workplace for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs mentioned the floods additionally inundated 238 well being services. The western Darfur area and the provinces of Nile River, White Nile, West Kordofan and South Kordofan had been among the many hardest hit, it mentioned.

Footage circulated on-line over the previous weeks displaying flood waters sweeping by way of streets and other people struggling to save lots of their belongings.

Sudan’s wet season normally begins in June and lasts till the top of September, with floods peaking in August and September.

Greater than 80 folks had been killed final yr in flood-related incidents in the course of the wet season.

In 2020, authorities declared Sudan a pure catastrophe space and imposed a three-month state of emergency throughout the nation after flooding and heavy rains killed round 100 folks and inundated over 100,000 homes.

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