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Six die in northern Sudan floods, more than 2,000 homes damaged

August 18 - 2021 ED DAMER / KHARTOUM
Abu Hamed in River Nile state (Social media)
Abu Hamed in River Nile state (Social media)

Six people died following heavy rainfall in northern Sudan’s River Nile state in the past few days. More than 55,000 people across the country were affected by heavy rains and flooding as of 17 August.

The Emergency Chamber of Ed Damer locality in River Nile state reported yesterday that six people died in the floods, as well as a large number of livestock. At least 274 houses collapsed and 2,058 houses and a number of farms were damaged.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sudan said in its Floods Flash Update of today that heavy rains and flooding have so far been reported in 11 of the 18 Sudanese states: El Gezira, Khartoum, White Nile state, South and North Kordofan, Northern State, River Nile state, Sennar, El Gedaref, and South and West Darfur.

More 55,000 people across the country were affected by heavy rains and flooding as of yesterday.

A total of 6,270 homes have been destroyed, 3,380 homes damaged, and an unconfirmed number of public infrastructures and farmlands have been affected, OCHA stated.  

 


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