The death toll from recent heavy rains and floods in Sudan is rising
climbed to 79, the National Council for Civil Defense of the country
announced on Saturday, Trend reported, citing Xinhua.
The number of injured is 30, and “tens of thousands
homes were damaged, especially in Gezira in central Sudan
State, with over 35,000 completely or partially collapsed homes,”
the council said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the council held an emergency meeting to sort everything out
available support materials and promptly distribute them to
the most affected states including Nile River, Gezira, Kassala and
Meanwhile, the Sudanese weather service warned against it
unprecedented rains are ahead in most states of the country
month, urging citizens to take precautions, especially those
living in low-lying areas that are prone to flooding.
The Sudanese army sent troops and rescue equipment incl
helicopters and boats to assist local search and evacuation
operations in the Al-Manakil area of Gezira state, the army said
According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
cases, nearly 136,000 Sudanese have been affected by
floods and heavy rains in the country since June.
Sudan often witnesses floods caused by heavy rains from June to