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Six die in Sudan floods

August 10 - 2020 KABKABIYA
Floods in Kabkabiya yesterday (Social media)
Floods in Kabkabiya yesterday (Social media)

At least six people died and 3,238 houses collapsed following unprecedented heavy rainfall in various parts of Sudan. 17,867 houses were damaged.

In Kabkabiya in North Darfur all streets are flooded, a source nicknamed Adam Internet told Radio Dabanga from Kabkabiya.

The rains destroyed 562 houses entirely, and partially destroyed 4,296 other homes in the town. In the five camps for the displaced at the outskirts of the town, 2,676 shelters collapsed, and 13,571 others were damaged.

The source described the situation in the town as “catastrophic”. He said that most of the town's residents lost their homes and are now living in the open.

Northern State

Heavy rainfall and flash floods in Ed Debba locality in Northern State led to the collapse of the Karmakol Bridge, and more than 450 houses. Several schools, mosques, and some 335 other houses were damaged. 

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