More than 50 dead in seasonal floods in Sudan

CAIRO — Flooding caused by seasonal torrential rains in Sudan has killed more than 50 people and flooded more than 8,170 homes since the rainy season began, officials said Saturday.

North Kordofan has recorded 19 deaths, followed by the Nile River state with seven deaths, Brigg said. General Abdul Jalil Abdul Rahim, spokesman for the Sudan National Defense Council. The West Darfur region, which has five states, has reported 16 deaths, he added.

He does not say when the first causation occurred. Sudan’s rainy season usually starts in June and lasts until September, with floods peaking in August and September.

Abdul Rahim said at least 25 people had been injured so far this year, according to the state-run SUNA news agency.

Abdul-Rahim said the floods and heavy rains inundated 16 government facilities and about 40 shops, and damaged at least 540 fedang (acres) of farmland across the country.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said an estimated 38,000 people have been affected by heavy rains across the East African country since May.

Last year, floods and heavy rains killed more than 80 people across the country and flooded tens of thousands of homes. In 2020, authorities declared Sudan a natural disaster area, and he imposed a three-month state of emergency across the country after floods and heavy rains killed about 100 people and inundated more than 100,000 homes. .

Associated Press