Flooding in Sudan kills at least 46 people
Flash flooding hit across the country in Sudan. At least 46 people were killed in the flooding, which caused extensive damage in the country.
Sudan's Federal Health Ministry said 16 of 18 cities in the country were affected by the flooding.
Sudan news agency SUNA reported on 15 August 2019 that floods across the country have now left at least 46 people dead and damaged almost 10,000 homes.
Flooding first hit parts of the country in early August and has since affected 25 localities in 16 of the country’s 18 states, according to government statements.
Across the country as a whole, 9,260 homes have been damaged, of which 595 are completely destroyed and 3,317 severely damaged. Over 120 public buildings have also been damaged, including mosques, schools, and health centers.
"Some of them were killed because of the collapse of houses and some because of floods," Suleiman Abdul Jabbar, acting undersecretary of Sudan's Health Ministry, was quoted as saying.
The heavy rains across Sudan have also cut off main roads, including the one linking the northern town of El Obeid with the capital Khartoum.