News Source: UAV
The loss of life is increasing in the flood disaster caused by heavy rains in Sudan. Abdul-Jalil Abdul-Rahim, spokesperson of Sudan’s National Civil Defense Council, stated that the loss of life in the flood disaster in the country increased to 99, and that 93 people were injured.
Abdul-Rahim explained that approximately 24 thousand houses were completely destroyed and more than 35 thousand houses were partially destroyed in the floods, adding that more than 2 thousand acres of agricultural land were affected by the floods.
A state of emergency was declared
The Council of Ministers declared a state of emergency in the states of Nile River, Gezira, White Nile, West Kordofan, South Darfur and Kassala due to floods on 21 August.
A state of emergency was declared in Sudan in 2020.
While the rains, which usually start in June, last until September in Sudan, frequent floods and floods are experienced in August and September. About 100 people died in floods caused by heavy rains in Sudan in 2020, and more than 100,000 homes were affected by the disaster. A state of emergency was declared for three months across the country.