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Floods cut off road linking Blue Nile to Khartoum

Torrential floods have cut off the road linking the capital of the Blue Nile region, Damazin, to the Sudanese capital and the rest of the country’s cities.

Damazin: AlTaghyeer

The Civil Defense authorities are currently working to secure the areas and facilitate the deportation of those crossing the road by small boats.

The floods flowing through Khor al-Malwiya have cut off the road linking the Wad el-Nil area with Damazin at dawn on Monday.

The floods also cut off the road linking the cities of Sennar and Damazin at Khor al-Qaar, south of Abu Hajjar town in Sennar state.

Thus, the national road linking Damazin, situated at the far southeast of the country, to the capital Khartoum, divided into two in the process.

The Director of Civil Defense in Sennar State, Fath al-Alim Muhammad Ali, explained that the Civil Defense is working to secure areas and facilitate the deportation of transients by small boats.

The Director of the Civil Defense confirmed to Sudan News Agency that his establishment is basing a force at the site of the Khor al-Malwiya road for monitoring.

Civil Defense reports indicated that the water level of the Blue Nile in the capital of Sennar State increased by 6 centimeters above the level on Sunday.

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