Sudan hit by heavy rains, floods
One citizen died, and 12 others were injured in the northern Sudanese River Nile State due to heavy rains last week. Torrential rains also caused severe damages to dozens of houses in localities of Shendi, Matamma, Damer, and Berber.
In South Kordofan, the El Obeid-Kadugli road was blocked, and the railway bridge in the area of El Hammadi was demolished owing to the heavy rainfalls and the ensuing floods.
The Kassala State government is taking measures to protect Kassala town from flooding.
Citizens in Khartoum complained about the damage caused by the downpours on Friday. They severely criticised State Governor Abdel Rahman El Khidir for not taking any precautionary measures for the current rainy season.
File photo: People in northern Sudan say rain is alien to them so they were caught off guard when heavy rains and flash floods inundated their homes in August 2013 (ifrc.org)
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