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Death toll from Sudan's seasonal floods reaches 112

Death toll from Sudan's seasonal floods reaches 112
People walk on a flooded road after heavy rains in Aboud village in El-Manaqil district ...   -  
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Flash floods have killed 12 more people in Sudan over the past week, a Sudanese official said Monday, bringing the death toll since the start of the rainy season in May to 112.

Brig. Gen. Abdul-Jalil Abdul-Rahim, the spokesperson for Sudan's National Council for Civil Defense, said at least 115 people have been injured.

The downpours, which began earlier than normal this year, also inundated around 85,000 houses, hospitals, schools, and other government facilities across the country, he said.

The spokesman said the deaths included 74 people who drowned, 32 died when their homes collapsed and six died of electrocution.

Sudan's rainy season usually starts in June and lasts until the end of September, with floods peaking in August and September.

The United Nations last week said at least 258,000 people have been affected by floods in 15 of Sudan's 18 provinces.

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