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World Floods in Sudan damage thousands of homes

12:00  08 august  2021
12:00  08 august  2021 Source:   afp.com

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 China: 99 deaths in the floods, the foreign media criticized China stated on Thursday of a new report of 99 dead during the floods of last week in the center of the country, while the communist regime criticized the media foreigners for their coverage. © China Daily via Reuters China reported on Thursday of a new 99 dead assessment during the floods of last week in the center of the country, while the communist regime criticized the foreign media for their coverage.

Thousands of homes have been damaged in Sudan after torrential rains caused heavy flooding, with many streets in the capital Khartoum deep in water, AFP correspondents said Sunday.

a car driving on a city street filled with lots of traffic: Torrential rains caused flooding in Sudan, including here in the capital Khartoum © ASHRAF SHAZLY Torrential rains caused flooding in Sudan, including here in the capital Khartoum

Heavy rains usually fall in Sudan from June to October, and the country faces severe flooding every year, wrecking properties, infrastructure, and crops.

In Atbara, a city in Sudan's north-east, the official news agency SUNA reported that a number of houses had "collapsed" due to the heavy rains.

On Thursday, the UN's humanitarian agency OCHA said some 12,000 people in eight out of the country's 18 states had been affected.

"Over 800 homes have reportedly been destroyed and over 4,400 homes damaged," the UN said.

Last year, heavy rains forced Sudan to declare a three-month state of emergency, after flooding affected at least 650,000 people, with over 110,000 homes damaged or destroyed.

In 2020, the Blue Nile -- which joins the White Nile in the Sudanese capital Khartoum -- floodwater swelled the river to its highest level since records began over a century ago.

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