KHARTUM – More than 77 people have died, more than 12,000 homes destroyed and more than 20,000 damaged by Sudan’s seasonal downpours and floods, local authorities report.
Drone footage from Al-Jazirah province shows a village and surrounding area partially submerged by floodwaters. The death toll was defined by General Abdul-Jalil Abdul-Rahim, spokesman for Sudan’s National Civil Defense Council. The most affected provinces include Al-Jazirah, North Kordofan, South Kordofan, South Darfur and River Nile. On Monday, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said more than 136,000 people have been affected by the floods. The rainy season in Sudan usually lasts until September: last year, floods and heavy rains killed more than 80 people and submerged tens of thousands of homes across the country.