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62 dead in Sudan floods

Published: August 26, 2019 12:03:36 | Updated: November 01, 2019 11:15:06


Residents of Wad Ramli returned by boat to try to salvage their possessions - EPA photo

Torrential rain and floods have killed 62 people in Sudan, according to the official state news agency.

The country has been battered by heavy rains since early July, affecting almost 200,000 people across 15 states. White Nile state in the south of the country has been hit hardest.

The UN said that more than 37,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged while more flashfloods are expected, BBC reported.

The rainy season continues until the end of October.

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