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US Sudan: Floods make more than 80 dead

06:40  14 september  2021
06:40  14 september  2021 Source:   20minutes.fr

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with heavy rains, about 8,400 houses were destroyed and more than 27,200 damaged across the country

Des inondations à Khartoum au Soudan, le 6 septembre 2021. © China New / SIPA floods in Khartoum in Sudan, September 6, 2021 . Natural disaster - With heavy rains, about 8,400 houses were destroyed and more than 27,200 damaged across the country

The Sudan is once again touched by a natural disaster dramatic. The floods consecutive to heavy rains have made more than 80 deaths in the country and damaged or destroyed thousands of houses, said Monday a Sudanese manager.

"A total of 84 people were killed and 67 wounded in 11 states of Sudan since the beginning of the rainy season," said Abdel Jalil Abdelreheem, spokesman for the National Civil Defense Council of Sudan. Deaths are due to noyades, electrocations and housing collapses, he explained. Some 8,400 houses were destroyed and more than 27,200 damaged across the country.

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Recurring floods

of torrential rains generally fall to Sudan between June and October, and the country faces serious floods that damage or destroy properties, infrastructure and cultures. The United Nations considers that these high rains and floods have affected 102,000 people since July. Nearly 50 villages were overwhelmed in the south, which resulted in the trip of 65,000 people, including South Sudanese refugees whose camp was flooded, indicated the UN in a report last week.

In 2020, the rains had forced the country to decree a three-month emergency, with at least 650,000 people affected and more than 110,000 homes damaged or destroyed.

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