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Floods in Sudan harm 1000’s of properties | The Guardian Nigeria Information

Sudanese load gadgets they salvaged from their village onto vehicles following heaving floods in Wad Ramli, some 45 km north of Khartoum (EPA)

1000’s of properties have been broken in Sudan after torrential rains precipitated heavy flooding, with many streets within the capital Khartoum deep in water, AFP correspondents stated Sunday.

Heavy rains normally fall in Sudan from June to October, and the nation faces extreme flooding yearly, wrecking properties, infrastructure, and crops.

In Atbara, a metropolis in Sudan’s north-east, the official information company SUNA reported that a lot of homes had “collapsed” as a result of heavy rains.

On Thursday, the UN’s humanitarian company OCHA stated some 12,000 individuals in eight in a foreign country’s 18 states had been affected.

“Over 800 properties have reportedly been destroyed and over 4,400 properties broken,” the UN stated.

Final yr, heavy rains pressured Sudan to declare a three-month state of emergency, after flooding affected a minimum of 650,000 individuals, with over 110,000 properties broken or destroyed.

In 2020, the Blue Nile — which joins the White Nile within the Sudanese capital Khartoum — floodwater swelled the river to its highest stage since data started over a century in the past.

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