Death Toll From Floods In Sudan Rises To 136 People – Official

DOHA (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – nineteenth September, 2022) Sudan’s demise toll from floods and mudslides has risen to 136, with tens of hundreds of houses destroyed, National Civil Defense Council spokesman Abdul-Jalil Abdul-Rahim mentioned on Sunday.

“The number of victims of floods in Sudan has increased to 136 people. Most people drowned or died as a result of the collapse of houses, or electric shock. The largest number of victims occurs in the North Kordofan province in the central part of the country,” the spokesman mentioned, as quoted by the Al Jazeera broadcaster.

According to the Sudanese authorities, because of the catastrophe, greater than 120,000 homes have been destroyed, of which 54,000 have been utterly destroyed.

Heavy rains normally fall in Sudan between May and October, leading to extreme flooding, which damages infrastructure and crops.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) mentioned in August that greater than 136,000 individuals had been affected by the floods, including {that a} complete of about 314,500 Sudanese residents suffered the results of flooding in 2021 in the course of the wet season.

The UN additionally warned that mudslides and floods may drive 460,000 individuals in Sudan to depart their houses in 2022, which is the best determine in years.

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