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Death toll from Sudan floods rises to 103

Over 69,500 homes damaged in floods from heavy season rains in Northeast African country

Ahmed Assem, Bahram Abdel Moneim and Diana Shalhoub   | 09.09.2020
Death toll from Sudan floods rises to 103

KHARTOUM

Sudan said on Wednesday that the death toll from the country’s floods caused by heavy seasonal rains has risen to 103.

The Interior Ministry said in a statement that the torrents and floods killed 103 people and injured 50 others.

The ministry added that 27,341 homes were destroyed by the floods, while 42,210 homes suffered partial damage.

The flash floods also caused damage to 4,208 agricultural acres, 179 facilities, and 359 shops and warehouses, in addition to the death of 5,482 livestock.

On Saturday, Sudan's Defense and Security Council declared a national state of emergency for three months and designated the country a "natural disaster zone" over the floods.

The seasonal rains in Sudan start in June and continue through October.

*Writing by Mahmoud Barakat

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