At least 46 killed by heavy rainfall in Sudan

August 18, 2019 GMT

CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese health official says flooding triggered by heavy rains has killed at least 46 people in the past two months and destroyed thousands of houses across the country.

Acting deputy health minister Suliman Abdel-Gabar also said Sunday that around 100 people have been injured since June 14.

The rainfall has affected 16 of Sudan’s 18 provinces and inundated at least 14,500 houses, about two-thirds of which totally collapsed, Abdel-Gabar said.

An estimated 16,000 families were impacted, and more than 3,100 cattle died as large swathes of agricultural land flooded, he added.


Recent images online show waters cutting off roads and sweeping away structures and objects, particularly on the southern outskirts of the capital of Khartoum.

Military troops have been deployed to help.