KHARTOUM

Sudan said on Wednesday that the death toll from the country’s floods caused by heavy seasonal rains has risen to 103.

The Interior Ministry said in a statement that the torrents and floods killed 103 people and injured 50 others.

The ministry added that 27,341 homes were destroyed by the floods, while 42,210 homes suffered partial damage.

Floods in Sudan paralyze daily life

The flash floods also caused damage to 4,208 agricultural acres, 179 facilities, and 359 shops and warehouses, in addition to the death of 5,482 livestock.

On Saturday, Sudan’s Defense and Security Council declared a national state of emergency for three months and designated the country a “natural disaster zone” over the floods.

The seasonal rains in Sudan start in June and continue through October.

*Writing by Mahmoud Barakat

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