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Hundreds of homes destroyed by Central Darfur rains

October 6 - 2015 DELEIG
Kalma camp in South Darfur after heavy rains in August this year (RD)
Kalma camp in South Darfur after heavy rains in August this year (RD)

Torrential rains in Deleig, Central Darfur, have resulted in at least three wounded and damage to hundreds of homes and institutional buildings. A number of livestock were killed.

A witness told Radio Dabanga on Monday that he counted 450 homes in Deleig camp for the displaced that were washed away by the heavy rainfall on Sunday. In addition, 350 toilets in the camp and 150 houses in Deleig village were damaged.

The rooves of several government buildings were blown off, the witness said, including the roofs of the health centre, schools, and the headquarters of relief organisations.

A number of livestock did not survive the torrential rains, and about 170 farms were damaged.

The witness estimated that goods worth “tens of thousands of pounds” were destroyed at Deleig market.

Torrents in the beginning of June caused much damage to camps for displaced people, including Deleig, and spoiled food.


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