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Sudanese Civil Defense: 25 dead, 15 injured due to floods

The Sudanese Civil Defense authorities announced the death of at least 25 people, in addition to the injury of 13 others, as a result of the floods caused by heavy rains witnessed during the past two days in Sudan.

AlTaghyeer: Sara Taj al-Sir

The official spokesman for the Sudanese Council for Civil Defense, Abdel Jalil Abdel Rahim, told AlTaghyeer that the most affected areas by floods so far are the Nile River states, al-Bawqa , Gedaref, al-Faw area, in addition to the state of South Darfur.

In numbers, Abdel Rahim revealed that 827 houses collapsed entirely, 1590 only partially, 19 animals died, and 43 facilities were damaged.

The spokesman said that the National Council for Civil Defense, before the onset of the rainy season, sent technical aids to all states, and the Federal Ministry of Health had distributed necessary equipment to combat flies and mosquitoes.

Referring to the preparations that were made by the infrastructure institutions and localities prior to the rainy season, represented in raising the bridges in Khartoum and reviewing the the most vulnerable areas, Abdel Rahim remarked that the “work that was done is unprecedented, and the evidence is the steadfastness of the bridges on the Nile so far…”

The official expected heavy rains in areas south of the tropical separator, such as the northern state.

He urged the citizens to be vigilant and careful in preserving their lives and property, especially since mid-August represents the height of the flood

Abdul Rahim explained that a dam had collapsed in North Darfur, which was used for collecting rainwater to benefit from it after the passage of the rainy season.

He indicated that specialized technical bodies are currently assessing the causes of the collapse.

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