WORLD Death toll in Sudan's heavy rains, floods rises to 62

WORLD

Death toll in Sudan's heavy rains, floods rises to 62

Xinhua

14:27, August 26, 2019

The death toll in Sudan's recent heavy rains and floods rose to 62, the Sudanese Health Ministry announced Sunday.

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"The number of the victims reached 62 people, and 98 wounded," Sulaiman Abdul-Jabbar, acting undersecretary of the ministry, said at a press conference in the capital Khartoum.

A total of 35,850 families have been affected nationwide, he said, adding 22,676 houses completely collapsed, 13,074 partially collapsed and 3,636 animals were killed.

However, Jabbar noted that Sudan has the capability to face the dangers of the current rainy season.

"We have not yet reached stage of declaration of disaster or appealing for external aid and assistance," he said.

Since the beginning of August, most states of Sudan have been struck by heavy rains which caused many houses to collapse and cut off main roads.

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