Sudan Floods Kill 80 People
"In the wake of severe rainfalls in Sudan, around 80 people died and tens of thousands of houses were damaged or destroyed," an official said on Monday.
Abdel Jalil Abdelreheem, spokesman for Sudan's National Council for Civil Defense, said that 84 people have been killed and 67 have been injured since the beginning of the rainy season in 11 states in Sudan, according to AFP.
The flash floods hit Sudan again this year causing severe damages and reporting more than 80 casualties. People died from drowning, electrocution, and house collapse according to the spokesman.
The spokesman for Sudan's National Council for Civil Defense added that there were 8,408 homes destroyed, while about 27,200 in the whole of Sudan were damaged.
Due to the torrential rainfall, the country is generally affected by serious flooding, ruining properties, infrastructure, and crops every year in Sudan between June and October.
Since July, the UN has estimated that approximately 102,000 people have been affected by torrential rainfall and floods. Last year, high rains caused Sudan to report three months of emergency, damaging or destroying over 110,000 houses following the floods, impacting at least 650,000 people.